New CHEC president calls on prime minister
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller receives a gift from the new president of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Lin Yichong (right) during a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday. Dr Omar Davies (left), minister of transport, works and housing, and Dr Morais Guy, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, share in the occasion. The president updated Prime Minister Simpson Miller on the progress of the North/South Highway project and assured her that the company is working hard to meet the August 6 deadline for the opening of the first leg of the highway. The prime minister said she welcomed the news and looks forward to the opening as this particular project will be a major contribution to Government's growth and development agenda.