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$175 MILLION TO FIX ROADS

$175 MILLION TO FIX ROADS

Gossip & Rumours Written by  Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:41 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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The roads are a mess after a surface trough wreaked havoc over the island this week. The Government says it has allocated $175 million in emergency funding to address critical infrastructure repairs in six of the parishes worst affected by adverse weather in recent weeks. According to Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, the allocation is primarily to facilitate the restoration of access to communities.

 

“As is well known, the rains from the surface trough that came to Jamaica three weeks ago, as well as the trough that is affecting parts of the island now, have resulted in flooding and land slippages, thus creating various problems for many citizens,” McKenzie said in a release yesterday.

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