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  • Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Portia Simpson Miller says she is very pleased with the progress being made on the construction of the North-South Highway from Caymanas in St. Catherine to Mammee Bay near Ocho Rios in St. Ann.
  • The Prime Minister was speaking with journalists during a tour of a section of the highway from Caymanas to Treadways in St. Catherine on Wednesday, October 28.
  • Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company Ivan Anderson, who accompanied the Prime Minister on the tour, said the highway was about 80% completed.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Portia Simpson Miller says she is very pleased with the progress being made on the construction of the North-South Highway from Caymanas in St. Catherine to Mammee Bay near Ocho Rios in St. Ann. The Prime Minister was speaking with journalists during a tour of a section of the highway from Caymanas to Treadways in St. Catherine on Wednesday, October 28.

“It has been an excellent tour, during which I saw that the work is very advanced. It is excellent work and the highway will open up this part of Jamaica and assist the economy,” the Prime Minister said.

She added that she was pleased that so many Jamaicans, approximately 1,000, had been employed on the project, which is scheduled to be completed and opened within the first three months of 2016. “New skills are being passed on to our Jamaican people through technology transfer as a result of their engagement on this project,” Prime Minister Simpson Miller said.

“Jamaica will benefit significantly from this highway and I want to commend the contractors, the workers and the Chinese Ambassador for their work and support,” she added.

Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company Ivan Anderson, who accompanied the Prime Minister on the tour, said the highway was about 80% completed.