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$11m refurbishing work completed at Spanish Town Market

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer
A vendor in the butcher's section of the Spanish Town Market in St Catherine.

Mayor of Spanish Town, Norman Scott is reporting a drastic reduction in light bills at the Spanish Town Market in St Catherine following $11 million of refurbishing work.

The Local Government Ministry says the work included re-wiring of the electrical system, re-roofing the entire market and improving the sanitary conveniences.

Mayor Scott says the St Catherine Parish Council was very concerned about high electricity bills for the section used by butchers.

According to him, since the refurbishing work the council has been paying $65,000 monthly for electricity used in that section.

The mayor says before the rewiring the council was paying more than $500,000  per month.

He says some 40 individual meters were installed in the butcher's section and this has accounted for the drastic reduction in the electricity cost.

Meanwhile, Mayor Scott says the current water system is being replaced to correct leaks that were identified.