JIS News

A water supply system is to be established in the Milk River area of Clarendon, through funding by the European Commission, which has provided a grant of about J$761 million (10 million Euros), to finance this and other water schemes.
Minister of Development, Dr. Paul Robertson updated residents of the parish on this development and other projects at a ‘Face-to-Face’ meeting, held on November 19 at the Clarendon Returning Residents Assembly Hall in Four Paths.
“The European Commission has provided a grant of 10 million Euros to the Government of Jamaica for the refurbishing and extension, together with leakage detection and network management for the Milk River area, among other areas,” he said.
Dr. Robertson pointed out that construction activities should begin in May 2005 and the project is expected to last for 20 months.
He explained that the preparation of tender documents for the supply of materials and actual work was in progress and should be completed this month. Tenders should be out in December, he noted. In addition, the land on which the reservoir is to be built is being purchased.
Dr. Robertson said that the Gravel Hill community is expected to benefit from a similar project to upgrade its water supply system, designs for which have been completed and the tender documents prepared and submitted.
This project is expected to go to tender in the first half of 2005, he pointed out.