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A contract for the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, at a cost of $43,145,939.10, was approved by the Cabinet yesterday (November 1).
This announcement was made by the Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan at a post-Cabinet Press briefing held at Jamaica House.
“The contract has been awarded to GM and Associates Developers Limited. The intensive care unit will be expanded from some two rooms to seven rooms, and all of them are going to be fully equipped for the purposes of intensive care provision,” Minister Buchanan said.
He also noted that two contracts have been awarded to effect repairs to the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny.
“One is in the amount of $71,624,923.64 to DT Brown Construction Limited and it is for modifications to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Falmouth Hospital. The second contract is for external works with respect to the entry points to the hospital,” the Minister said.
Mr. Buchanan pointed out that the second contract is valued at $34,360,605 and has been awarded to Asphaltic Concrete Enterprise Limited. “The time frame for the Falmouth works is 12 weeks and will begin as soon as possible,” the Minister informed.
In the meantime, Cabinet has also approved a contract for the building of a community centre at 88-100 Spanish Town Road in St. Andrew. Mr. Buchanan said that construction of the community centre was part of the Inner City Housing Development Programme. “Some 186 two and three bedroom apartments have been provided for the citizens in that community, and as a complement to the houses and apartments, which have been provided, is the provision of this community facility,” the Minister said.
He added that the contract has been awarded to General Construction Developers Limited in the amount of $29,599,019.76.