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  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says there is need for adequate sewage treatment in downtown Kingston.
  • The Minister pointed out that the trunk sewer mains in downtown Kingston are in need of urgent replacement.
  • New plants are under construction at Boscobel, in St. Mary and Elletson Flats, in St. Andrew for a combined total cost of approximately US$4.5 million.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says there is need for adequate sewage treatment in downtown Kingston.

Making his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on  July 5, the Minister emphasised that the sewage collection system in downtown Kingston is not only critical, but essential if the Government is to achieve any major urban renewal.

“This Government, and my ministry in particular, will not tolerate a situation where there is a frequent overflow of sewage in our capital. We have to show greater respect for the dignity of our people,” Dr. Chang said.

The Minister pointed out that the trunk sewer mains in downtown Kingston are in need of urgent replacement.

“The line on North Street, Harbour Street and Law Street must be changed to bring relief to the humble residents of Central and Western Kingston. We will begin with an initial investment of $3 billion on North Street,” Dr. Chang said.

Meanwhile, the National Water Commission (NWC) is currently implementing projects valued at some US$12 million using the Caribbean Regional Fund for Waste Water Management to significantly improve the performance of eight of its sewage and wastewater treatment systems.

New plants are under construction at Boscobel, in St. Mary and Elletson Flats, in St. Andrew for a combined total cost of approximately US$4.5 million. These facilities are scheduled to be completed and commissioned by March 2017.

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