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  • The Government has set aside $510 million in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives, to boost the operations of the Jamaica Defence Force.
  • Another $100 million will be allocated to the Air Wing, to meet final payments on aircrafts and will be funded from the Appropriations-in-Aid.
  • The projects are being implemented by the Ministry of National Security.

The Government has set aside $510 million in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives, to boost the operations of the Jamaica Defence Force.

Of the total amount, $350 million will be given to the Coast Guard, to facilitate the refitting of offshore patrol vessels.

Another $100 million will be allocated to the Air Wing, to meet final payments on aircrafts and will be funded from the Appropriations-in-Aid.

The remaining $60 million will be used to meet final payment on security vehicles acquired for the army.

The projects are being implemented by the Ministry of National Security.