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  • Government will spend $70 million to improve the sewerage systems in 97 primary schools across the island, this fiscal year.
  • The sum, which is contained in the 2015/2016 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, will be used to complete works under phase one of the project by April this year.
  • This includes 52 schools in the parishes of Clarendon, 25; St. Catherine, 14; and St. Elizabeth, 13.

Government will spend $70 million to improve the sewerage systems in 97 primary schools across the island, this fiscal year.

The sum, which is contained in the 2015/2016 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, will be used to complete works under phase one of the project by April this year.

This includes 52 schools in the parishes of Clarendon, 25; St. Catherine, 14; and St. Elizabeth, 13.

An additional 45 schools will be completed on a phased basis under phase two of the project, which will begin in the next fiscal year. This includes schools located in Clarendon, 11; St. Catherine, five; St. Elizabeth, eight; Westmoreland, three; Hanover, three; St. Ann, seven; St. Mary, one; Portland, two; St. Thomas, three; and Manchester, two.

The project is being implemented by the National Education Trust, with financing support from the Consolidated Fund.