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Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan announced on (November 1), that Cabinet has approved a contract for services to repair and overhaul four diesel engines at the Kingston Container Terminal.
“The contract is to repair some Detroit Diesel G V 149T engines.this is to facilitate situations where there is public power failure, where the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, for whatever reason, is unable to provide electricity services on the Kingston Container Terminal,” the Minister said.
Mr. Buchanan was speaking at the post-Cabinet press briefing, held at Jamaica House. “One of these engines might be beyond repair and rehabilitation, so Cabinet has also given authority for a purchase to be made at a cost of US$170,000, for one of these engines. If the fourth of the four (engines) that have been earmarked for rehabilitation is actually beyond repair and rehabilitation, then in that case the purchase will be made of the additional engine,” he explained.
The contract to effect repairs to the engines has been awarded to Jamaica Industrial Equipment Company Limited.
In the meantime, Mr. Buchanan said the Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works has submitted a contract to be awarded for the primary electrical distribution system at the Norman Manley International Airport.
“This is required to ensure that we have a reliable electricity system in operation at all times at the airport. This is being awarded at a cost of $184,480,187.and is for the purpose of upgrading the system, to ensure that its distribution network is up to speed,” Mr. Buchanan informed.