JIS News

KINGSTON — A major study is to be undertaken for the development of a comprehensive drainage and flood control plan for the Kingston Metropolitan Area; Spanish Town and its environs, St. Catherine; Ocho Rios, St. Ann; Montego Bay, St. James; Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth; and Port Maria, St. Mary.

Cabinet has approved the employment of Stanley Consultants Incorporated to provide consultancy services for the project.

Addressing a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said a sum of US$696,804 has been approved for the provision of the consultancy services for the master drainage study.

“Many of us would know that there have been severe flooding issues in relation to these townships, up to recently,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, Cabinet has awarded a $147 million contract to Guardsman Group Limited to provide security guards, panic alarms, and armed response systems, and cash-in-transit for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC). 

The Guardsman Group will provide these services from 2011 to 2013.

 

By ALECIA SMITH, JIS Reporter