Latest News

Gov't talks with China Harbour to dam Bog Walk Gorge

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 10:08    

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Transport and Works Dr Omar Davies will sign a MOU with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to study the feasibility of damming the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine to provide a reservoir for the supply of potable water and electricity generation.

The MOU will be signed Friday, March 28 among the Ministry of Transport, Works & Housing; the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining; Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change;  and CHEC. 

According to the Works Ministry the damming of the gorge is one of the projects that CHEC is exploring to assess the possibility of expanding the island’s water supply and the provision of hydro electric power.

Like our Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter





1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus


Should the Government implement a tax to finance the health sector?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon