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Gov't allocates $1.69b for major infrastructure works

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid says several major infrastructure development contracts valued at $1.69 billion have been approved by Cabinet.

Addressing a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House yesterday, the minister said of the sum, $887.3 million was awarded to Ashtrom Building Systems for infrastructure works, under phases three and four, for the Colbeck Castle Development between the parishes of St Catherine and Clarendon.

Reid said $141 million has also been awarded to N F Barnes and Company to undertake civil infrastructure works for the Jacksonville Housing Scheme in Clarendon.

“Cabinet took particular note of the need to monitor the construction of adequate draining systems, in light of the tendency for flooding in this community,” the minister pointed out.

Additionally, $400 million has been awarded to Trevor Dunkley and Company to undertake civil works for the Windsor Housing Development project in Trelawny.

Another $100.8 million was awarded to Surrey Paving and Aggregates to undertake infrastructure works in keeping with the Maxfield Park Housing Development.

Also, $161.5 million was awarded to Ashtrom to carry out a design-and-build contract for the build-out of Longville Park Housing Development, Phase 3A.

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