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  • Cabinet has approved three contracts valued at approximately $254 million for the construction of storm water channels and access roads at Agro-Parks in four rural parishes.
  • The projects, which are outlined in a Ministry Paper, tabled in the House of Representatives on June 10, will be implemented under the Agricultural Competitiveness Programme.
  • The Government of Jamaica has embarked on an Agro-Parks Programme to increase production and to achieve sustainable productivity.

Cabinet has approved three contracts valued at approximately $254 million for the construction of storm water channels and access roads at Agro-Parks in four rural parishes.

The projects, which are outlined in a Ministry Paper, tabled in the House of Representatives on June 10, will be implemented under the Agricultural Competitiveness Programme.

Construction Solutions Limited will receive $175 million to carry out works at the Yallahs and Spring Plain Agro-Parks in St. Thomas and Clarendon, respectively.

Additionally, a contract in the sum of $78 million has been awarded to Alcar Construction and Haulage Company Limited, for works on the New Forest/Duff House Agro-Park in St. Elizabeth/ Manchester.

The Government of Jamaica has embarked on an Agro-Parks Programme to increase production and to achieve sustainable productivity.

The project forms part of the Agricultural Competitiveness Programme, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, which seeks to support the implementation of four Agro-Parks, namely: New Forest/Duff House, Yallahs, Hill Run, and Spring Plain.