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NWA undertakes multimillion-dollar Zika drain cleaning

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 12:02 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is undertaking a multimillion-dollar drain cleaning exercise aimed at clearing potential mosquito breeding sites amid concern about the Zika virus.

It says drains will be cleaned in the western parishes of St James, Hanover, Westmoreland and Trelawny.

The trains being targeted are in Catherine Hall and North Gully, St James.

The Solace Lane Drain and the Sandy Bay Gully in Hanover; and the Petersville and Georges Plain drains in Westmoreland will also be cleaned.

Meanwhile, the NWA will also be targeting areas in Troy and Albert Town, Trelawny.

Community Relations Officer at the NWA's Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says approximately $24 million has been devoted to the programme.