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Two all-age schools are to be rebuilt in St. Mary and St. Andrew under the Primary Education Support Programme, following Cabinet’s approval of the contract sums valued at $156 million.
Information Minister, Senator Burchell Whiteman, who made the announcement at Monday’s (Nov.7) post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that $48.5 million would go towards the construction of a new institution to replace the Bromley All-age School in St. Mary.
The project will be financed in part by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the government contributing $31.5 million.
“The works that will be executed through the contract comprise the construction of a 210 pupil school with a total floor area of 931 square metres.
The building, which is of two storeys, will include classrooms, administrative offices, kitchen/canteen and sanitary facilities and associated external works,” the Minister informed.
The project is expected to last for approximately 12 months and will be awarded to W.A. Reid Construction Company Limited.
Meanwhile, the Gordon Town All-age School in St. Andrew will be replaced at a cost of $107.5 million and the rehabilitation will comprise the construction of facilities with a total floor area of 1,800 square metres, to include classrooms, administrative offices, kitchen/canteen, sanitary facilities and associated external works.
The project, which will be completed over 18 months, will be undertaken by HDB Construction Limited.