$394 Million Allocated to Rural Water Supply Programme


The Rural Water Supply Programme in the Ministry of Water and Housing, has been allocated $394 million in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The purpose of the project is to investigate the water supply needs of rural townships and districts; plan, design, construct and upgrade major and minor water supply schemes for the benefit of rural villagers; and produce bulk water for sale as the need arises.
Additionally, an extra $304 million has been allotted to facilitate Other Water Supply Schemes. This provision is for the implementation of water supply schemes in communities in seven rural parishes. Areas which will benefit from the scheme are: Buxton Town, Colbeck Heights/Redground and Kitson Town/Point Hill Water Supplies in St. Catherine; Maggoty, Carisbrook, Coaker, White Hall, Happy Grove and New Market Water Supplies in St. Elizabeth; Beacon Hill, Hill Sixty and Wilmington Water Supplies in St. Thomas; Wellington, Hunts Town and Top Enfield Water Supplies in St. Mary; Brandon Hill, John Austin/Pennants, Minah/Low Woods Water Supplies in Clarendon; Dias/Middlesex/Kingvale Water Supplies in Hanover; and Albert Town Water Supply in the parish of Trelawny.

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