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Gov’t to address downtown sewage problem

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2016 | 12:36 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, says there is need for adequate sewage treatment in downtown Kingston.
Making his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on  Tuesday, Chang emphasised that the sewage collection system in downtown Kingston is not only critical, but essential if the Government is to achieve any major urban renewal.
“This Government, and my ministry in particular, will not tolerate a situation where there is a frequent overflow of sewage in our capital. We have to show greater respect for the dignity of our people,” Chang said.
He pointed out that the trunk sewer mains in downtown Kingston are in need of urgent replacement.
“The line on North Street, Harbour Street and Law Street must be changed to bring relief to the humble residents of Central and Western Kingston. We will begin with an initial investment of $3 billion on North Street,” Chang said.