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Cabinet has given approval for the award of two contracts with a combined value of $315,918,116 million for infrastructure works on phase 2 of the Whitehall housing project in Westmoreland and the Jones Town Integrated Infrastructure Project in St. Andrew.
Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, told yesterday’s (Oct. 21) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, that Y.P. Seaton and Associates Company Limited will undertake construction works on Whitehall phase 2 for a sum of $283,737,461 million.
“Whitehall 2 is the second phase in the Whitehall property being developed by the Housing Agency of Jamaica limited. Whitehall 1 has been completed with the provision of approximately 515 housing solutions and Whitehall phase 2 proposes a further 800 housing solutions,” Minister Vaz informed.
He noted that infrastructure works at Whitehall 2, which entails construction of roadways, water supply, storm water drainage and sewerage, had previously commenced under a contract between Black Brothers Inc. and the Whitehall Provident Society. “However, Black Brothers abandoned the site in 2007 and a contract for the completion of the project was subsequently re-tendered,” the Minister explained.
The contract for the Jones Town Integrated Infrastructure Project was awarded to Alcar Construction and Haulage Company Limited in the sum of $32,180,655 million. “The project will facilitate the upgrading and improvement of the water supply and distribution system and reinstatement of 12 roads in the community,” the Minister noted.
The works will be executed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) with funding from the World Bank and will include excavation and earthworks, laying of approximately 3,000 metres of water supply pipes, construction of concrete pavements and rehabilitation of storm drains, Mr. Vaz further informed.

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