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The Flood Damage Rehabilitation Project (May/June Floods) in the Ministry of Housing, Transport and Works has been allocated $29.5 million to assist the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) in its programme to upgrade and restore flood damaged roads on the National Road Infrastructure Network.
This is contained in the 2006/2007 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.
The project, which is funded by the Inter American Development Bank and the GoJ, began in August 2002 and was originally intended to last until December 2004. It has since been extended on two occasions, and is now slated to end in December 2006.
The project’s initial targets were to complete, bushing, drainage works, excavation works, pavement, and retaining structures in the reinstatement of flood damaged road sections caused by the May to June 2002 rains.
Up to March 2006, achievements made included 16 road works packages being completed in the parishes of St. Thomas, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, and St. Catherine.
All contracts related to Hurricane Ivan rehabilitation works have been substantially completed while 11 of 13 National Irrigation Commission (NIC) Works projects have been substantially completed, while works on the remaining two are advanced.
In the current fiscal year, retentions will be released and the assessment of contractors’ claims will be carried out.

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