Developers of the Shetty medical tourism
hospital announced Tuesday that the hospital would be built in High Rock in
East End, the site earmarked for the East End sea port.
In a joint statement, Gene Thompson, local director of the Narayana group which
proposed the medical centre, and Joseph Imparato, owner of the approximately
600-acre site, said an agreement had been reached to locate the medical complex
on that site of the East End seaport, which will not go ahead.
According to the statement, Mr. Imparato
said it was not “politically feasible” to continue with his East End seaport
The statement said the East End land was
Dr. Devi Shetty’s preferred site and that discussions between the parties had been
going on for more than a year, during which time Mr. Imparato’s proposed
Seaport Project “increasingly became the target of considerable political and
“After careful consideration and listening
to the voices of the community, Mr. Imparato and Mr. Thompson came to an
agreement that will they feel will be mutually beneficial for the development
and the island,” the statement read.
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