Jamaica Caymanas Special Economic Zone

Status: Completed

IDG created a feasibility study and master plan for the planned Caymanas Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) through the World Bank. We worked with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA). The main objective of this project was to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study for the CSEZ in Jamaica that considered the best uses (industrial, ICT, transshipment, commercial, worker housing, etc.) and development phasing of the 1,200-acre (485.62 hectare) CSEZ site, in a manner that is financially feasible for a private developer, PPP, or other arrangement. The zone operated under the rubric of Jamaica’s SEZ and PPP policies. The study also drew on best practices in the Caribbean and those linked to transshipment hubs globally, and considered the particular circumstances that affect private investors in Jamaica.

IDG collaborated on this work with subcontractor partners: Gensler, an international firm specializing in planning, urban design, sustainability, architecture, and branding; and Fluid Systems Engineering, a Jamaican firm specializing in hydrology and engineering issues.

Region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Country / Countries

  • Jamaica
Latin America and the Caribbean

The work consisted of the following elements:

  • Vision for the CSEZ
  • Site Assessment
  • Drainage Study of Caymanas Estates Development Area
  • Infrastructure Assessment
  • Transportation Assessment
  • Market Analysis
  • Demand Forecast
  • Concept Master Plan and Infrastructure Requirements
  • Financial Analysis
  • Identify Development Framework
  • Implementation Action Plan

Areas of Expertise

Private Sector Development

IDG created a feasibility study and master plan for the planned Caymanas Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) through the World Bank. The main objective of this project was to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study for the CSEZ in Jamaica that considered the best uses and development phasing of the 1,200-acre CSEZ site, in a manner that is financially feasible for a private developer, PPP, or other arrangement. The zone operated under the rubric of Jamaica’s SEZ and PPP policies. The study also drew on best practices in the Caribbean and those linked to transshipment hubs globally, and considered the particular circumstances that affect private investors in Jamaica.

PPPs/SEZs/Industrial Estates

IDG created a feasibility study and master plan for the planned Caymanas Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) through the World Bank. The main objective of this project was to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study for the CSEZ in Jamaica that considered the best uses and development phasing of the 1,200-acre CSEZ site, in a manner that is financially feasible for a private developer, PPP, or other arrangement. The zone operated under the rubric of Jamaica’s SEZ and PPP policies. The study also drew on best practices in the Caribbean and those linked to transshipment hubs globally, and considered the particular circumstances that affect private investors in Jamaica.