Ruddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer
CONSTRUCTION OF the Falmouth Police Station is now in its final stages and is expected to be ready by late September.
The project is being implemented by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and funded by the PetroCaribe Fund.
Director of quantity surveying at the UDC's Falmouth office, Shardon Haye, told last Thursday's monthly meeting of the Trelawny Parish Council that members of the engineering unit of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are working hard to complete the project within the time specified.
"Work is well on the way. The JDF has indicated that the project is on track to be completed by the stated time within the budget allocated to complete the project," Haye said.
Target within sight
He disclosed that the barracks rooms with modern living facilities are near completion.
According to Haye, the structure of the main building is complete, air-conditioning systems, plumbing fixtures and sewer lines are now being installed, and the priming of walls has begun. He said the construction of perimeter fencing has also started.
In reference to concerns expressed by the health department about sewage waste, Haye said the JDF has sought the National Water Commission's approval to tie the sewage main into the existing Vanzie Lands treatment plant situated in Falmouth Gardens. This approval, he said, should be granted very soon.
Construction on the multimillion-dollar police station, said to be one of the most modern in the Caribbean, began in 2005 and was stalled because of budgetary constraints. The project was dormant for a number of years until it was restarted in May last year by members of the engineering unit.