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Cabinet has approved the award of three civil works contracts totalling $76 million.
Minister of Information and Development, Senator Colin Campbell made this disclosure yesterday (April 10) at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.
He said a contract valued at $42. 6 million was approved for the redevelopment and upgrading of the Yallahs Basic School and Resource Centre in St. Thomas. The repairs to the early childhood institution forms part of the Enhancement of Basic Schools Project funded by the government of Jamaica and the Caribbean Development Bank.
“The project is aimed at enhancing the quality of learning and the range of appropriate development of children up to age six years old, through appropriate interventions that seek to improve the quality, coverage and delivery of early childhood development,” Minister Campbell added.
Another contract was approved for the rehabilitation of the Accompong Road in St. Elizabeth at a cost of $15 million. According to the Minister, the project is being executed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), with funding from the government of Jamaica. The work covers the rehabilitation of three kilometres of road and will improve conditions for the entire community, including farmers, taxi operators, children, the elderly, and tourists.
Under the third contract the Askenish Road in St. Elizabeth will be improved at a cost of $19.4 million. The project is being implemented by JSIF, and will cover the rehabilitation of 3.5 kilometres of roadway.