JIS News

Massive sea defence work is currently underway along the coastline at Rozelle, in St.Thomas, which was severely damaged by storm surges last year, during the hurricane season.
The work commenced some six weeks ago, and is being carried out as part of an agreement between the Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), valued at some US$10 million.
Communication Consultant at the Ministry of Transport and Works, Reginald Allen, told JIS New that the work is on schedule and should be completed by March 2009.
“The objective of the project is to protect approximately some 800 metres of the coastline from erosion, resulting from storm surge action,” he said.Work is being undertaken by Shaw’s Quarry Ltd., which has been contracted to procure and place large stones along the section, to act as sea defence barriers, while M&M Construction Ltd. has been contracted to do revetment and retaining wall works.
Mayor of Morant Bay, Hanif Brown, told JIS News that he was happy that repair work has started on the road.”It is a good signal. It has been long in coming. There has been some inconvenience to the motorists at the moment, but the fact is, it had to be addressed,” he stressed.

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