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A contract valued at $13 million, for the implementation of the Project Resources Management Systems at the National Works Agency (NWA), was signed Friday (September 3) by the Minister of Transport of Works, Hon Mike Henry, at the Ministry in Kingston.
The contract, awarded to Illuminat Jamaica Limited, is slated to begin this month and will continue for a period of five months.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr. Henry said that the project is being jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the China Harbour Engineering Company.
He noted that the system will be implemented on the Oracle People Soft Platform, and will provide the agency with the capacity to optimally manage its human capital.
“For efficient workforce management the NWA, which is essentially a project management agency, will use this tool to deploy staff across its portfolio of projects,” he said.
The application, he said, will be accessible over the Agency’s Intranet and will allow office and field staff, through a ‘self service portal’, to access information on their employment and current work assignments.
Mr. Henry noted that, over time, the NWA could add other products in the People Soft Application Suite to create a seamless Enterprise Management System.

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