MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Work has restarted on a number of road projects on the northern end of the island which are being executed under the Jamaica Development
Programme (JDIP), while others are set to resume over the next two weeks.
The projects, which span the parishes of St Ann, Trelawny, St James and Hanover, were stalled due to disagreement between the main contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), and the subcontractors.
State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Richard Azan, said that he and a team from the National Works Agency (NWA) met with the parties last Monday to iron out the differences to facilitate resumption of the works.
Within a few days of the meeting, work got underway on the Fern Gully roadway in St Ann and the Green Pond and Granville to Retirement roads in St James.
Work is to resume tomorrow on the Norwood to Ironshore roadway in St James, while rehabilitation of Cornwall Street in Trelawny and the Sandy Bay to Montpelier roadway in Hanover will resume in two weeks.