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  • US$1 million has been budgeted for rehabilitation of the road to the landfill.
  • The project is to be carried out through a collaborative arrangement between the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and the Mexican Government, with financing from the Mesoamerica equity fund facility.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott and Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Gerado Lozano have expressed optimism about the US$1million rehabilitation project for the access road to the Riverton Landfill in St. Andrew.

The project is to be carried out through a collaborative arrangement between the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and the Mexican Government, with financing from the Mesoamerica equity fund facility.

Ambassador Lozano said once all the technical information is received, the project will begin.

The road, which is managed by the NSWMA, has fallen into disrepair, due to heavy usage by compactor trucks transporting solid waste and other refuse to the landfill, and the effects of the weather.

The project, which will be undertaken by Global buildings material firm Mexican firm, CEMEX, will see both the Portland and Trelawny access roads in Riverton City, fully repaired and replaced by a concrete surface and equipped with street lights.