JIS News

Cabinet yesterday (November 13), approved a contract valued at over $102.6 million to J.H. Dunstan Associates Limited to supply and install equipment for the Twickenham Park Sewerage Treatment Plant Project in St. Catherine.
Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan pointed out that the National Housing Trust (NHT) was undertaking the development of some 768 housing units comprised of two-bedroom townhouses and two and three- bedroom apartments (three storeys), at the Twickenham Park Housing Development.
Mr. Buchanan explained that the centralized sewerage treatment plant was being developed as part of the infrastructure, and would satisfy the sewerage requirements for the adjoining housing scheme. In addition, he said the Jose Marti High School would also benefit from this central sewerage facility.
In the meantime, Cabinet also approved the award of a contract to M & M Jamaica Limited for the construction of the Hopefield Avenue sanitary sewer, at a cost of over $21.8 million.
Mr. Buchanan outlined that the scope of work would include the complete construction of approximately 1,050 metres of 200 mm (8″) diameter PVC sewers and 250 metres of 250 mm (10″) diameter PVC sewers, together with numerous sewer manholes and plot laterals along Hopefield Avenue, running from its junctions with Hope Road and Lady Musgrave Road. This project is expected to improve the overall sewerage system in that general area.