Cabinet Approves Contract for Rio Cobre Basin Study

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  • Cabinet has approved the award of a contract in the amount of US$426,997.98 to Stanley Consultants Inc. for the provision of consultancy services for the Rio Cobre Basin Water Resources Study.
  • The document states that the consulting firm will be undertaking a hydrogeological and water-resource investigation and assessment of the impact, if any, of the proposed abstraction from the Rio Cobre River/Basin by the National Water Commission (NWC).
  • This project will be implemented under the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Water Supply Improvement Programme, which is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Cabinet has approved the award of a contract in the amount of US$426,997.98 to Stanley Consultants Inc. for the provision of consultancy services for the Rio Cobre Basin Water Resources Study.

Details are provided in a Cabinet Ministry Paper tabled in the House of Representatives on December 6.

The document states that the consulting firm will be undertaking a hydrogeological and water-resource investigation and assessment of the impact, if any, of the proposed abstraction from the Rio Cobre River/Basin by the National Water Commission (NWC).

This project will be implemented under the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Water Supply Improvement Programme, which is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Meanwhile, Cabinet has approved Jamaica’s signing of the agreement establishing the European Union-Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-LAC) Foundation as an international organisation.

The aim of the EU-LAC Foundation is to strengthen the strategic partnerships between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean, adopted in 1990.

It also seeks to deepen the economic, social and political linkages between both regions by offering various avenues for establishing and maintaining bonds among civil society, academia and the business sector.

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