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NWA to begin work in parishes affected by flood rains

Monday, February 12, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Work Agency (NWA) says it will shortly begin work along 15 corridors in seven parishes that have been significantly impacted by flood rains, since April 2017.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, in a release today said the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, St Andrew, St Elizabeth, Portland, Trelawny and St Catherine are to be benefit from contracts that have been approved for works.

NW said among the roads that will be getting attention through this new work programme are the corridors from Falmouth to Springvale, Trelawny, May Pen to Guinep Tree, Clarendon, Harrywatch to Waterloo Bay, Manchester and Buff Bay to Craigmill in Portland.

Shaw added that the contracts which are valued at over 220 million dollars were approved today for the works to be undertaken.

The NWA said it expects the works to get underway within the next seven working days.

“The scope of the works to be undertaken will include the cleaning of drains, rehabilitation of badly rutted sections of the corridors and paving with Asphaltic Concrete. Some corridors will also benefit from the cutting of overhanging trees and bushing of embankments,” said the agency.

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