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Cabinet has approved the award of two contracts of just over $68.3 million for the supply and installation of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system for the Ministry of Education’s Caenwood complex, in Kingston, and for repairs to the Christiana Health Centre, in Manchester.
This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, at Jamaica House on September 23.
Accupower Jamaica Limited has been awarded a contract in the sum of $36.34 million for the supply and installation of the UPS system.
Mr. Vaz informed that the system would facilitate the provision of stable and reliable power supplies for the computer systems and other critical installations for the Education Management Information System (EMIS).
The EMIS is part of the Ministry of Education’s modernisation programme, which is intended to strengthen its planning, evaluation and administrative capacity.
In the meantime, a sum of $31.99 million has been awarded to Share Con Limited to undertake repairs to the Christiana Health Centre.
The health centre is a type three facility, which offers a wide range of health services and serves residents of approximately 16 communities in Manchester and the adjoining parishes of Trelawny, and St. Ann.
The centre is one of a number of projects submitted by the Ministry of Health for assistance from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), through the World Bank’s Emergency Recovery Project.

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