Contracts have been awarded for four major rural water supply upgrading projects, which are part of the 26 projects which the Government announced last year.
The contracts have been awarded for: Cascade/Claremont/Jericho in Eastern Hanover, where work has already begun; Nonpariel/Orange Hill in Western Westmoreland; Mason River in Northern Clarendon, and Burnt Savannah/Knoxwood in South West St. Elizabeth. The projects will benefit 57,000 residents.
State Minister for Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, made the announcement in his 2013/14 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on June 18.
“Designs for the remainder of the projects are on-going, in order to secure funding and fiscal space for early implementation. All works on each of these projects are expected to be completed within 18 months of the contract being issued,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hayles disclosed that the Ministry will also continue design and procurement work on six additional projects to benefit approximately 36,550 residents at a cost of approximately $1.4 billion.
Work on these projects is scheduled to begin before December. They include: Richard Hall/Mount Dawson Water Supply System, in North Central St. Catherine; Clydesdale/Content Gap/Guava Ridge Water Supply System, St. Andrew, East Rural; Garlands/Maroon Town Water Supply System, Southern St. James; Prospect/Grange/ Rock Spring Water Supply System, Hanover Western; Canaan/Adelphi/Latium Water Supply System, St. James East Central; and Mason Hall Water Supply, Western St. Mary.
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