Jamaica – Prime Minister says the time has come for the construction sector to embrace new hemp technology

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), converses with Co-Founder of Tiny House Enterprises, Andrew Morrison (right), during a tour of a ‘tiny house’, which was on display at the opening of the Build Expo and Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9. Looking on is Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Homer Davis.

Photo: JIS Photographer – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), converses with Co-Founder of Tiny House Enterprises, Andrew Morrison (right), during a tour of a ‘tiny house’, which was on display at the opening of the Build Expo and Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9. Looking on is Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Homer Davis.

 

“The Prime Minister said he has been introduced to cutting-edge technology for 3D-printed buildings and new materials “which is nothing short of amazing.”

“I would be very interested in seeing the building materials that can come from hemp and also from cannabis. The introduction I heard earlier on the qualities of hemp has certainly stimulated my interest in the product. We have been talking about developing a hemp industry for many years but which has yet to get off the ground. We need a demonstration to literally to see how these products can be made from hemp and how they can be infused into our regular construction,” he noted.”

 

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