Preparing the city for skyscrapers
In that regard, we believe that doing some small, relatively inexpensive things will go a long way towards building the sense of worth and confidence of Jamaicans and, at the same time, help to prepare a sustainable environment for these projects. Not least of these is the regular collection of garbage, cleaning drains, and trimming the verges. In other words, there is need for a workable solid-waste management system, capable of meeting not only current demands but what else will be imposed on it by higher population densities in the city.
We appreciate, as Prime Minister Andrew Holness pointed out, that expanded roads in the city will go some way in improving infrastructure. But these roads assume more private vehicles, rather than enhanced public transportation and pedestrian routes normally expected in cities of skyscrapers and high population densities.