$250m of NHT surplus to fund repairs to infirmaries
Some $250 million from the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been identified to repair several infirmaries across the island.
In addition, several projects aimed at providing shelter for street people are to be undertaken.
The money is coming from the NHT's revenue surplus.
The programme is to be operated from the Local Government and Community Development Ministry.
Local Government Minister Noel Arscott said the infirmaries in need of repairs are situated in St James, St Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon, and Portland.
In relation to the shelters, Arscott said a number of projects have been identified for implementation in Kingston and St Andrew, Clarendon, Manchester, Westmoreland, Hanover, and St Ann.
No date has been given for the start of the programme.
Arscott said Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller had announced the allocation during her Budget Debate presentation in April.
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