National Environment And Planning Agency (NEPA)


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    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is an Executive Agency that became operational on April 1, 2001. It falls directly under the purview of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). NEPA represents a merger between the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA), the Town Planning Department (TPD) and the Land Development and Utilization Commission (LDUC) which was, originally, part of the Government of Jamaica’s Public Sector Modernization Programme (PSMP). The aim of which was to effectively integrate environmental, planning and sustainable development policies and programmes, as well as to improve customer service.

    NEPA’s mission is to promote Sustainable Development by ensuring protection of the environment and orderly development in Jamaica