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The National Water Commission (NWC) has received approval from the Office of Utilities and Regulations (OUR) to commence work on the Duncans to Crawle pipeline project in Trelawny under the K Factor programme.
This was disclosed by Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 14).
Dr. Chang stated that the project will involve the replacement of 2.5 kilometres of leaking transmission mains between Georgia and Silver Sands with 250 millimetres (mm) ductile iron (DI) pipes and the installation of 100 mm DI and 50 mm galvanised iron distribution pipes in the areas of Crawle.
“To date, the engineering investigations and design have been completed and the project went to tender on December 8, 2010 with the return date being February 9, 2011,” Dr. Chang said.
He added that the evaluation, approval and contract award process is expected to be completed by the end of May 2011, with work projected to commence by the first week of June 2011.
“The project is expected to last for six months, with a completion date of December 2011. The communities of Crawle, Logwood, Duncans, Silver Sands and Duncans Bay will benefit from improved service at the end of the project,” Dr. Chang said.

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