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  • The Government has set aside $2.12 billion to continue carrying out key activities under the Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project in the 2019/2020 fiscal year.
  • The project, which is being implemented by Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), aims to enhance access to basic urban infrastructure and services, and support increased community safety in selected economically vulnerable and socially volatile inner-city communities.
  • Activities to be undertaken during the period include conducting workshops, training and capacity building of community-based organisations (CBOs); delivering training and certification programmes, mediation training and provision of civil documents; and conducting Primary Exit Profile (PEP) clinics.

The Government has set aside $2.12 billion to continue carrying out key activities under the Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project in the 2019/2020 fiscal year.

The project, which is being implemented by Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), aims to enhance access to basic urban infrastructure and services, and support increased community safety in selected economically vulnerable and socially volatile inner-city communities.

Activities to be undertaken during the period include conducting workshops, training and capacity building of community-based organisations (CBOs); delivering training and certification programmes, mediation training and provision of civil documents; and conducting Primary Exit Profile (PEP) clinics.

The money will also be used to complete 18 Integrated Infrastructure Projects (IIP) contracts; and procure two compactor trucks and one baler.

Up to December 2018 under the project, IIPs were completed in nine communities. These entailed the provision of water mains and laterals to 250 households; sanitation and sewerage works for 3,200 households, and the rehabilitation of 40 kilometres of roadway.

In addition, the removal of zinc fences was completed for 4,000 households; electrical works/installation were completed in 400 households; and waste collection facilities (four compactor trucks and 55 garbage skips) were provided.

Also under the project, approximately nine green spaces were designed; and two trucks, a baler and a wood chipper provided. Training and certification programmes, as well as mediation training and civil documents, were also delivered.

The project, which is being funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), is to end in October 2020.