Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that government will soon sign agreements for three additional hotel projects in the north of the island.
He made that announcement while addressing the official launch of a Young Farmer’s Group in Penville on Saturday.
“I can tell you that there are three other project hotels which the government is giving very favourable consideration to in the same Portsmouth area, and in the next few weeks we will be signing agreements for these hotels,” he stated.
He did not elaborate.
He noted that the people of the north must be prepared for the coming of the hotels.
“You know that the government has signed an agreement for 160 rooms close to the Belle Hall area,” he said, referring to a contract signed for the building of the Cabrits Resort Kempinski recently. “We will be commencing the project very soon, and how are we going to prepare ourselves to supply the meat and the agricultural produce, the seasonings to these hotels? We have to prepare ourselves for not only construction jobs but also taking advantage of the opportunities in agriculture.”
According to him agriculture is hard work but, “at the end of the day if you manage your farms properly, if you put the time and energy into the farms you can succeed.”
Skerrit indicated that government is committed to provide financial assistance to farmers
“We will hold your hands and assist you with some financial resources to be able to invest on the farms, so that you can realize your dream, your ambition…,” Skerrit stated.
The Cabrits Resort Kempinski, to be built by Range Development, is expected to be completed by 2018, officials said.
The resort is being constructed under the Citizenship by Investment Program.
A Morroco-funded hotel in Portsmouth, which was expected to be completed in October 2013, remains unfinished.