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$35m more to be spent on Sabina Park

Published:Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM
file Two of the four towers of lights shine in the background, as people stand on the field following the official ceremony to turn on the newly-installed lights at Sabina Park last year.


A sum of $35 million has been provided in the 2015-16 Budget for the continued installation of flood lights and other related works at Sabina Park.

The project seeks to improve Jamaica's attraction as a destination for sports tourism and towards the continued development of cricket in Jamaica, in particular at the youth and professional levels.

It is being implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister, through funding from the government of India.

Up to December 2014, under the project, contracts were awarded and civil engineering work completed; electrical conduits were installed with wiring and fixtures; generators and lighting control systems have been installed; a memorandum of understanding has been completed and signed by all parties; and lights were installed and tested.

practice lighting

For the 2015-16 period, it is anticipated that a final contract payment of $17.75 million will be made. Additionally, an outstanding payment of $6.68 million is to be made to conduct practice lighting.

Another $10.23 million will go towards consultancy and other fees, while $557,000 will be spent on a commemorative plaque.

Originally slated to run from April 2014 to July 2014 the project has been extended to October 2015.