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Minister with responsibility for Information and the Public Service, Senator Arthur Williams, said that the Prime Minister is expecting a report on the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) in two weeks.

Minister Williams was responding to journalists at the Post Cabinet Press Briefing on November 23 at Jamaica House.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness who is currently overseeing the JDIP project is awaiting additional information from the Ministry of Transport and Works arising out of a recent report on JDIP from the Auditor General.

Funded by a loan from the Export Import (EXIM) Bank of China through the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF), the scope of JDIP is to improve road safety and facilitate production across the island by the rehabilitation of targeted roads, bridges, drains and traffic systems. The five-year project started last year.

The programme also seeks to achieve institutional strengthening of entities responsible for roads in order to enhance the ability of those bodies to deliver public works of the highest quality.