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Cabinet, at its sitting this week, approved a sum of $53,346,278 for the extension of a contract with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the cleaning up and beautification of resort areas across the island.
The work will be carried out under the ‘Spruce Up Jamaica’ project, which is being funded by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo).
“Cabinet noted the intention of TPDCo to extend its existing six-month contract with another Government of Jamaica entity for eight weeks,” said Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, at Wednesday’s (June 9) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.
He informed that the eight-week contract will entail the bushing of roadways, including the cutting of median and verges, and the carting away of debris.
Cabinet also gave the go ahead for the award of a contract in the amount of $90,374, 585 million to KPMG Chartered Accountant for the provision of auditing service to the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), its active subsidiaries, and associated company St. Ann Development Company Limited.
In addition, $30,482,685 was approved for award to Sagicor Jamaica Life Limited for the provision of group, life and accidental death insurance for HEART Trust/NTA employees from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2013.
“The premium for the first year will be $10,160,895 and the plan will cover HEART’s employees only and exclude retirees,” Mr. Vaz explained.