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Approximately $45 million has been committed to upgrade the Goldmine water supply system in West Central St. Catherine.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, made the announcement at the Marlie Hill Primary School in St. Catherine, where she broke ground for the construction of a two-classroom basic school on June 21.

Mrs. Simpson Miller noted that the money will be spent to ensure that the people from Bartons, Bamboo Ridge, Wood Hall, Brown’s Hall, Marlie Hill, Blue Hole, Macca Tree, Ginger Ridge and surrounding areas will be able to get a proper water supply.

“They are going to be working hard to ensure that you do not have a problem with the water supply,” the Prime Minister told the residents.

In addition, there will be repairs to the existing entombment to increase the inflows of water going into the treatment plant at Goldmine; rehabilitation of some existing sand filters; installation of pumping equipment and repair of a storage tank.

The work will be implemented by the Rural Water Supply Ltd., on behalf of the National Water Commission (NWC).

Contact: Andrea Braham