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The Government is currently in the process of finalising a shipment schedule for the delivery of 72,000 tonnes of bagged and bulk cement from Cuba.
Information and Development Minister, Senator Colin Campbell, said based on a report from a delegation, led by Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Development, Dennis Morrison, that had visited Cuba over the weekend, negotiations to secure a contract for the delivery of the cement were completed, and is now awaiting concurrence from the Solicitor General.
The Minister was speaking to journalists yesterday (May 15), at the post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House.
He pointed out that the arrangements for the shipment of the 72,000 tonnes represented an 8,000 tonnes increase over the 64,000 tonnes which he had previously announced.
Giving a breakdown of the shipment of the cement, he said, “this will be divided into 32,000 tonnes of bagged and 40,000 of bulk”.
Two shipments are proposed for importation next month, another two are expected in July, while a final shipment is due in August, Minister Campbell informed.