Pickersgill allocates $45m to rehabilitate catchment tanks
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Water Robert Pickersgill announced in parliament Tuesday that another $45 million will be spent this financial year to rehabilitate catchment tanks island-wide.
A total of 30 tanks have been set for rehabilitation this year.
Having already spent more than $50 million to restore 39 tanks, the minister said that the move will help to safeguard the country from severe drought in the future.
“We will be facing more severe droughts in the future as climate change impacts increasingly affect us,” said Pickersgill.
The project, which started in 2012, is a part of the Rainwater Harvesting and Catchment Tank Rehabilitation Programme.