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  • State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, toured several infrastructural projects in East Central St. James on July 17, which were completed under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).
  • He pointed out that the rehabilitated roadways will serve more than 7,000 residents in the communities.
  • The four rehabilitated roadways are Lover’s Lane, Dollar Mango, Timber Close and Green Park. They were repaired at a cost of $12 million.

State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, toured several infrastructural projects in East Central St. James on July 17, which  were completed  under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).

The four rehabilitated roadways are Lover’s Lane, Dollar Mango, Timber Close and Green Park. They were repaired at a cost of $12 million.

Speaking at a ceremony in the Adelphi community, Mr. Azan expressed satisfaction with the level of work done on the roadways, noting that the projects were completed in the scheduled time and within budget.

He pointed out that the rehabilitated roadways will serve more than 7,000 residents in the communities.

After opening those roadways, Mr. Azan toured other areas that could also benefit under JEEP, including roads in Content, Chelsea Crescent and Corner Road. He also visited Latuim, where a bridge could also be constructed under JEEP.

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for East Central St. James, Edmund Bartlett, who also toured the areas, expressed thanks to the management of JEEP for the allocation to his constituency, which covered the cost to rehabilitate the roadways.

He said the success of the projects was due to the high level of partnership between the stakeholders.

“This is a good example of the collaboration between the National Works Agency (NWA) and JEEP to ensure that we could have greater efficiency in the delivery and get more as a result,” he said.

In the meantime, Mr. Azan lauded the efforts of JEEP and the stakeholders who have been ensuring that the projects across the island are completed without controversy and that the quality of work done is of the highest grade.

He said the $10 million allocated to Members of Parliament under JEEP has been making a tremendous impact on the constituencies in terms of the upgrading of infrastructure.