JIS News

Repairs will continue to primary and all-age schools, which were damaged by Tropical Storm Gustav, through a $53.2 million allocation to the Schools Rehabilitation Project in the Ministry of Education.
As stated in the 2010/11 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives, the allocation will continue works under phases one and two of the project.
So far, under phase one, 15 contracts have been awarded with six completed, five near completion, one in progress, and three schools are to be re-advertised.
Under phase two of the project, drawings and bid documents have been completed for four schools.
The Schools Rehabilitation Project seeks to undertake a repair programme for a number of primary and all-age schools that were damaged during the 2008 tropical storm.
The project, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Jamaica, began in 2009 and was scheduled to end in March 2010, but has been further extended until June 2010.