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Ashtrom Building Systems has been awarded a $107.9 million contract to carry out civil and electrical infrastructure works for the government’s White Wing Inner City Housing project, which is located at 231 Spanish Town Road in Kingston.
Information and Development Minister, Senator Colin Campbell, who was addressing reporters at yesterday’s (May 8) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that Cabinet has approved the project, which is part of an integrated strategy to improve the living conditions and quality of life of residents of inner city areas through housing initiatives, education and job creation.
“It is envisioned that the Inner City Housing Programme will transform inner city areas into attractive sustainable communities through the combination of new housing as well as the refurbishing of existing housing stock,” Minister Campbell said.
He explained that although the contractor for the White Wing project was given the go-ahead in June of last year, “the contract for the civil works and the electrical works involved, as well as the infrastructure works, were not finalised at the time, and as a result.the contracts for full implementation of the project are now being concluded.”
While Ashtrom Building Systems has been retained as the main contractor for the project, the Information Minister pointed out that the National Housing Trust had overall responsibility for the management of the Inner City Housing Programme.