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$1.7 billion infrastructure development plan unveiled by Government

Published:Saturday | April 5, 2014 | 12:22 PM

The Government has unveiled plans to spend approximately $1.7 billion on infrastructural development in rural communities across the parishes of St Ann and St Elizabeth in this fiscal year.



The work, which is to be carried out under the Jamaica Economical Housing Project, will see major upgrading of roadways, water supplies and sewer systems.



The project was outlined in the 2014-15 Estimates of Expenditure, which was tabled in the House of Representatives by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips on Thursday.



It is being financed by China EXIM Bank and the Government of Jamaica, and will also seek to provide affordable housing solutions in both parishes, primarily for employees in the tourism industry.



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