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  • Work is progressing satisfactorily on the installation of lights along a section of the North Coast Highway from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay,St. James, to Greenwood in Trelawny, known as the Elegant Corridor.
  • The project, which is being funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) at a cost of $248.4 million, started a month ago, and also involves the laying of fibre-optic cables in order to improve communication.
  • The contract to install lighting along the corridor was signed on July 18 between the Ministries of Tourism and Entertainment, and Transport, Works and Housing; and contractor, Y.P. Seaton and Associates.

Work is progressing satisfactorily on the installation of lights along a section of the North Coast Highway from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay,St. James, to Greenwood in Trelawny, known as the Elegant Corridor.

The project, which is being funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) at a cost of $248.4 million, started a month ago, and also involves the laying of fibre-optic cables in order to improve communication.

In giving an update on the project, Chairman of TEF, Senator Noel Sloley, told JIS News that it is “running on schedule.”

He apologised for the sometimes “unsightly state” of the corridor, as the work progresses, noting that “some of those posts have to be at least six feet into the ground in order to obtain stability.”

The contract to install lighting along the corridor was signed on July 18 between the Ministries of Tourism and Entertainment, and Transport, Works and Housing; and contractor, Y.P. Seaton and Associates.

The eight-month project will see the installation of energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) lamps.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is overseeing the project.

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