JIS News

Cabinet has approved the award of a contract valued at $28.6 million to re-develop the DRB Grant Practising School in St. James.
Minister of Information and Development, Senator Colin Campbell, who made the announcement at yesterday’s (Sept.11) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that the award was made under the Enhancement of Basic Schools project, which is being funded by the government of Jamaica and the Caribbean Development Bank.
“It (the project) is aimed at improving the quality, coverage, and delivery of early childhood education particularly for children from birth to six years in Jamaica,” said Senator Campbell.
He informed that the scope of work to be undertaken, would include the extension and renovation of classroom blocks, the construction of a resource centre and support offices, the creation of a central playground, the provision of paved parking facilities and access drive way.
Senator Campbell said the contract to re-develop the DRB Grant Practising School would be executed by KSA Engineering Consultants Limited.