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Approximately 9.6 kilometres of flood-damaged farm roads in five parishes will be repaired this fiscal year, as work continues under the Reduction of Fluctuation in Export Exchange project.
The parishes in which the work will be undertaken are Hanover, St. James, St. Catherine, Trelawny, and St. Ann.
A sum of $128 million has been allotted for the project in the 2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The allocation will also facilitate the tendering and award of contracts for work on 10 other roads.
The project, which started in April 2006, aims to rehabilitate approximately 36 flood-damaged farm roads in the parishes of Hanover, Trelawny, Westmoreland, St. James, St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth, St. Ann, Manchester, and Clarendon.
Funded jointly by the European Union and the Government of Jamaica, the project seeks to alleviate poverty in poor, rural communities across Jamaica by the rehabilitation of selected parochial roads.
Up to March this year, work had started on 18 road segments totaling 16.3 kilometres in the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland.
The project, which is being implemented through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), is expected to end in March 2011.