JIS News

Cabinet has approved the award of two contracts, totalling just over $277 million, to effect construction work at two schools in Portland and St. Ann.
Speaking at last week’s post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Transport and Works Minister, and Chairman of the Cabinet Infrastructure Committee, Michael Henry, told journalists that the contracts have been awarded to D.T. Brown Construction Limited, and Matrix Engineering Works, to undertake the activities.
D.T. Brown Construction Limited, has been awarded a contract amounting to just over $249 million, to construct a new primary school at Fair Prospect, Portland, under the expansion programme being undertaken, through the Education Transformation Project, to replace the previous facility.
A contract in the sum of $28.4 million has been awarded to Matrix Engineering Works Limited, for the construction of four additional classroom blocks, with an administrative area, at the Steer Town Primary and Junior High School, in St. Ann.
Meanwhile, Mr. Henry informed that Cabinet approved a variation in the sum of $1.56 million to a contract awarded to Leycar Engineers Limited, to carry out refurbishing and extension works at the Real Estate Board’s office on Surbiton Road, in Kingston.