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Letter of the Day | Thank you, NWA, NWC

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM


As we work with the various public agencies to add the finishing touches to works along Constant Spring and Hagley Park roads in St Andrew and the Ferris to Mackfield Road in Westmoreland, I want to use this medium to publicly express China Harbour Engineering Company’s (CHEC) gratitude to the National Works Agency (NWA) and National Water Commission (NWC) for their support on these projects.

The Corporate Area projects have been fraught with their challenges, including work disruptions and the rupturing of extremely old and fragile pipelines. During these disruptions, we have seen where the NWA and NWC have made every effort to respond in a timely fashion to work with us to rectify these situations and get the projects back on track quickly.

Also, with the roads remaining open to vehicular traffic while the work progressed, the NWA, along with the Jamaica Constabulary Force, was key in ensuring that the traffic of over 20,000 cars daily continued to flow and people were able to get to their destinations while we worked to improve the roadways.

The responsiveness of these agencies is a vast improvement from what prevailed years ago in our working relationship, and for that, we must commend them. Without their support, CHEC would not have been able to complete these projects, which included constructing one of the largest bridges across the Caribbean in Three Miles.


We must also thank the citizens for their patience over the past 18 months as we worked to improve the thoroughfares that they now enjoy. We all have areas that we must improve upon, but we also must express our gratitude when it is deserving, and in this case, it is.

As a company, we are looking forward to our 2020 projects, which include the highly anticipated Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project.

This will turn a much-needed spotlight on Eastern parishes like St Thomas and Portland.

We pledge to continue to provide world-class infrastructure to our clients, and where necessary, work closely with partner agencies such as the NWA and NWC to provide Jamaicans with the quality infrastructure that they deserve.


Country Manager

China Harbour Engineering

Company Limited Jamaica