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  • The Francis Isabella Road in Mount Salem, Montego Bay, was refurbished by the NWA at a cost of $6.7 million.
  • Mr. Azan informed that the project was funded through the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF).
  • Member of Parliament, Lloyd B. Smith, was commended for ensuring that the work was done properly.

The Francis Isabella Road in Mount Salem, Montego Bay, which has been refurbished by the National Works Agency (NWA) at a cost of $6.7 million, was officially opened on January 24, by Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan.

Addressing a large gathering, including students from the nearby Mount Salem Primary School, Mr. Azan informed that the project was funded through the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF).

He commended the contractors (Surrey Paving) for a job well done, and for paving the inner section of the Mount Salem Primary School compound, without any additional cost on the contract amount.

“When you go to school, you will not be faced with mud and other discomfort; rather, you can walk in freedom and safety and the students and teachers are much more comfortable and happy,” the State Minister said.

He also commended the Member of Parliament, Lloyd B. Smith, for ensuring that the work was done properly.

Meanwhile, Mr. Smith commended the contractor for the new paved section of the school, noting that it would not have been possible without the intervention of Mr. Azan.

The State Minister also toured other  completed road improvement projects carried out by the NWA, such as  the Johns Hall roadway and bridge; Capital Heights in Green Pond and the Salt Spring Road in St. James.

Included in the party were: Chief Executive Officer of the NWA, Everton Hunter, and representatives from the St. James Parish Council and the NWA.