JIS News

Work will continue this fiscal year to rehabilitate and restore major roadways, which have been extensively damaged by hurricanes and flood rains.
This will be done under the Emergency Assistance for Hurricanes Project, for which a provision of $85 million has been made in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The project, which got underway in January 2008, is being implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Works, through funding from the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
It is aimed at strengthening Government’s efforts to restore damaged roads in order to facilitate normal maintenance.
To date, substantial civil works have been done in the areas of Bog Walk, St. Catherine; Roselle in St. Thomas and Manchioneal in Portland.
It is anticipated that for 2009/10, there will be finalisation of the project accounts inclusive of the release of retention for all civil works contracts.

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