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Co-opt CHEC to secure dump, fight fires

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Yet again, the residents of the Corporate Area and adjoining areas are forced to suffer the deleterious effects of what appears to have become an annual fire at the Riverton City dump, not to mention the national economy.

What is most distressing is the National Solid Waste Manage-ment Authority, its portfolio minister, and the Government appear to be incompetent to protect the dump from fires and to extinguish them quickly if and when they occur. How else can the regular recurrence of these fires and the struggle to control them each time be explained?

It is my understanding that the Ferry River runs alongside the dump. Since the responsible agencies are unable to find a cure to this problem, why not engage China Harbour Engi-neering Company (CHEC) to devise a system for securing the dump and installing a system to quickly extinguish fires, using water from the Ferry River?

CHEC has proven itself capable of finding and delivering solutions within budget and time. Why not try them?


Concerned Jamaican