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KINGSTON – Cabinet has approved two contracts valued at more than $80 million for the provision of maintenance services at Petrojam’s facilities and for the construction of a well under the National Irrigation Development Programme.

This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, yesterday March 16 post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

He said that the Petrojam contract, valued at $48.02 million, has been awarded to PowerGen Limited for the provision of skilled labour with mechanical, welding, instrument and electrical expertise and unskilled labour to perform maintenance services at various locations according to company requirements.

Cabinet also gave approval for a $32.5 million contract to be awarded to Jamaica Wells and Services Company Limited for the development of a production well at the New Forest/Duff House Irrigation System, St. Elizabeth.

Minister Vaz informed that the project, when completed, will serve 376 farmers on 400 hectares of land.

The contracts were awarded on the recommendation of the National Contracts Commission and the Infrastructure Subcommittee.

 

By CHRIS PATTERSON, JIS Reporter