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Downtown Kingston sewer system project could cost US$400m

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 1:21 PM
Work underway on North Street in downtown Kingston.

Minister with responsibility for water Dr Horace Chang says rehabilitation of the downtown Kingston sewer system could cost up to US$400 million.

The National Water Commission (NWC) started fixing its sewers along North Street in Kingston this month as it moves to solve the problem of backed up sewage affecting residents of the area.

Chung says the project is a priority for the Government as it is crucial to the development of downtown Kingston.

He says he will soon tell the country the timetable for the rest of the project.


Minister with responsibility for water, Dr. Horace Chang, speaking on Real Business on Power 106 FM today.

For an extended period, motorists, pedestrians and residents have had to battle offensive odour from sewage overflowing on North Street in the vicinity of two traditional high schools.

The NWC has said the sewage overflow on North Street and surrounding environs has been a recurring problem over the years due in large part to blocked sewer mains along the thoroughfare.