IDG is assisting the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) by creating a feasibility study and master plan for the planned Caymanas Special Economic Zone (CSEZ). The main objective of this project is to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study for the CSEZ in Jamaica that considers 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 will operate under the rubric of Jamaica’s SEZ and PPP policies. The study also draws on best practices in the Caribbean and those linked to transshipment hubs globally, as well as considering the particular circumstances that affect private investors in Jamaica.
IDG is collaborating 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.
The work consists 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