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  • Work carried out under the recently concluded JDIP, was valued at US$368.2 million, as at March 2014.
  • Mr. Azan advised that the 366 projects have been substantially completed, with minor works outstanding on three sub-projects.
  • Mr. Azan said $423 million was spent during the 2013/14 fiscal year to complete 230,000m 2 of road patching.

Work carried out under the recently concluded Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), was valued at US$368.2 million, as at March 2014.

State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, says a total of 366 sub-projects were executed under JDIP, which included activities under phases one and two of the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).

He made the disclosure during his 2014/15 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 28, under the theme: ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept, Mission Accomplished’.

Noting that the JDIP was satisfactorily concluded in October 2013, Mr. Azan advised that the 366 projects have been substantially completed, with minor works outstanding on three sub-projects.

“Of this total (366), 320 sub-projects have been inspected and Taking-Over Certificates issued. In addition, 180 Defects Liability Certificates have been issued to the Contractor, relieving him of any further responsibility for these projects. The performance certificates were issued to the contractors, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) by the National Works Agency (NWA) at the end of October 2013, thus closing the JDIP,” the State Minister informed.

Meanwhile, Mr. Azan said $423 million was spent during the 2013/14 fiscal year to complete 230,000m 2 of road patching.

Major road projects, which he said were completed during the period include: Fern Gully, St. Ann; and the deviation at John’s Hall, St. James, under JDIP; and the Ferris Cross to Belmont Road Project in Westmoreland, financed under the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) 2026 programme.