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  • Some 57 kilometres (km) of road network is to be rehabilitated under the Road Rehabilitation Project II.
  • To this end, the Government has allocated $33 million in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure.
  • The project aims to contribute to the country’s development by improving 57km of road network to support agricultural, industrial and tourism activities.

Some 57 kilometres (km) of road network is to be rehabilitated under the Road Rehabilitation Project II.

To this end, the Government has allocated $33 million in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, which will go before the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament tomorrow.

The project aims to contribute to the country’s development by improving 57km of road network to support agricultural, industrial and tourism activities in the parishes of St. Mary, St. Ann, and Westmoreland.

As of March 2014, a loan agreement has been signed; design consultancy services procured; designs completed; supervision consultant pre-selected; surveys for land acquisition undertaken; negotiations commenced for land acquisition; and bid documents prepared.

For the 2014/15 fiscal year the project aims to undertake the acquisition of 12 parcels of land along Toms River to Agualta Vale, in St. Mary.

The project, which originally started in February 2008 is expected to be completed by June 2014. It is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.