Cabinet has approved a contract in the sum of US$22.742 million for the completion of maritime aircraft patrol capability for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure at a post-Cabinet press briefing held recently at Jamaica House.
Giving a breakdown of the figure, Senator Reid said US$16.873 million will go to Sierra Nevada Corporation for the integration of Mission Systems into the newly acquired Beechcraft King Air Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
He further informed that a sum of US$2.567 million has been allocated to International Built Environment Consultant for the design and construction of a secure new integrated hangar facility at the JDF Air Wing Base at the Norman Manley International Airport for the new maritime patrol aircraft.
Additionally, Textron Aviation Parts and Distribution is allocated an amount of US$984,960 for the supply of tools and spare parts and integrated logistics support for the new maritime patrol aircraft.
Meanwhile, a contract was also approved for the supply of medical gases to the Western Regional Health Authority in the amount of $121.594 million to Industrial Gases Limited.
Cabinet also approved a contract for the procurement of 450,000 solid waste cold-water meters by the National Water Commission (NWC) in the amount of $40.760 million to Diehl Metering GMbH.
Additionally, a contract valued at $206.08 million was approved to Toyota Jamaica Limited for the supply of 50 full-panel vans, to the NWC.