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  • A sum of $69 million will be spent by the Government this year, to construct two early childhood institutions in the parishes of St. Thomas and Kingston and St. Andrew.
  • Each institution will be provided with eight classrooms, a computer room, library, offices, sickbay and medical room, music room, kitchen, dining/multipurpose room, play equipment, and other necessary external facilities.
  • The project, which is being funded by the Chinese Government, will commence in April this year, and is expected to be completed by March 2017.

A sum of $69 million will be spent by the Government this year, to construct two early childhood institutions in the parishes of St. Thomas and Kingston and St. Andrew.

Details of the allocation are outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project, which is being funded by the Chinese Government, will commence in April this year, and is expected to be completed by March 2017.

It aims to increase capacity by creating 400 places for students at the early childhood level at the Tower Hill Infant School, Olympic Way, St. Andrew; and the Morant Estate Infant School in St. Thomas.

Each institution will be provided with eight classrooms, a computer room, library, offices, sickbay and medical room, music room, kitchen, dining/multipurpose room, play equipment, and other necessary external facilities.

Among the targets for this fiscal year is the completion of building designs by the Chinese Government.