Prime Minister Andrew Holness wants more investors to tap into development opportunities in Jamaica, particularly in the tourism industry.
Mr. Holness said the trajectory of the value of the industry is going to take off rapidly.
The Prime Minister was speaking on Friday at the Amaterra Group's groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an 800-room resort in Stewart Castle, Trelawny.
This will be followed by another 400 rooms in the second phase and over time will see an estimated 8,000 hotel rooms to be constructed on the 1,000-acre property.
Mr. Holness also reaffirmed the Government's commitment to create a culture of inclusion in the industry so that more Jamaicans will feel they benefit from the tourism industry.