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  • Cabinet has approved a contract of just over US$1 million to Spatial Innovation Limited
  • The handheld computers currently being used by the NWC came to the end of their product-life last year
  • The manual process is inefficient, prone to errors, and lacks the management controls

Cabinet has approved a contract of just over US$1 million to Spatial Innovation Limited for the supply and maintenance of 250 multi-functional handheld computers to be used for reading water meters.

This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, during a Jamaica House press briefing held on Wednesday, September 18, at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Ms. Falconer informed that the handheld computers currently being used by the National Water Commission (NWC) came to the end of their product-life last year.

In the absence of the handheld meters, the readings are being recorded on paper and then processed.

She said the manual process is inefficient, prone to errors, and lacks the management controls the handheld computers provide.

The maintenance portion of the contract will run for five years.