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PM announces $500m road project

Published: Wednesday December 4, 2013 | 5:05 pm Comments 0
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller – File
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller – File

Daviot Kelly, Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced a new islandwide infrastructure and works programme valued at $500 million.

Simpson Miller says the programme will include $200 million allocated to road patching and repairs which are to begin immediately.

She pointed out that aspects of the programme will last until the end of the fiscal year in 2014.

The Prime Minister said an additional $51 million would be spent in some parishes for bushing and drain cleaning.

She said that part of the programme will continue until the end of the year.

The Prime Minister was speaking today at the official opening of the Kintyre Bridge that spans the Hope River.

Scores of residents came out to witness the opening after years of not being able to traverse the ford during heavy rains and floods.

The project was completed at a cost of $100 million.


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