Gov't signs contract with CHEC for Montego Bay bypass

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Karl Samuda, says a contract has been signed with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the construction of the Montego Bay bypass in St James.

Speaking at the official opening of Isratech Jamaica Limited's new retail outlet in Reading, Montego Bay, yesterday, Samuda said that the Government signed off on the contract more than a week ago.

“That is a facility whose time has not only come but has passed. We need to move rapidly to put that behind us because that will bring about enormous improvements to Montego Bay,” Samuda said.

CHEC is slated to commence construction in the 2019/2020 financial year at an estimated cost of US$200 million.

According to Samuda, when completed, the infrastructure will facilitate greater investment for Montego Bay.

The new route is expected to start at Ironshore, near the Sangster International Airport and will bypass the City Centre and Sam Sharpe Square.

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