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The National Water Commission (NWC) is now working on the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Water Supply and Rehabilitation Project, at a cost of US$85 million (J$6 billion).
The NWC is also working on the Kingston Water Supply and Sanitation Project at a cost of US$55 million (J$3.9 billion) and the Harmony Hall/Braco to Runaway Bay Water Supply Project at a cost of US$17 million (J$1.2 billion).
“These are not the only projects that the Commission has in the pipeline. There is the Kellits/Crofts Gate Water Supply, the Portland Cottage to Portland Point Pipeline, the Santa Cruz Well Site Development, the Dalintober to Sandy Ground Water Supply and the Birds Hill/Chateau/Palmers Cross Water Supply, to name a few,” Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang said, during his presentation in the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, yesterday (June 4).
In addition, Dr. Chang informed that the Greater Mandeville region would shortly have an improved water supply, as after a lengthy delay, the Ministry was finally in the process of acquiring a well at Pepper.
“If we are unable to complete the negotiations in a timely manner, we will be acquiring the property through compulsory acquisition,” Dr. Chang said.