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China Harbour continues support for Olympians

Sunday, October 14, 2012    

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CHINA Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is continuing its support for Jamaica's Olympic team with a $2-million sponsorship of the Government's celebratory function being held tomorrow at the National Arena to honour the athletes, coaching staff and officials to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

China Harbour's sponsorship of the event, through the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), comes on the heels of its earlier $2 million contribution to the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on July 9 to assist with the athletes' preparations ahead of the Olympic Games.

"China Harbour is happy to continue our association with the very successful Jamaica Olympic team and to support the country's efforts to show appreciation to the athletes and officials who brought glory to their country at the 2012 Games in London, even improving on their outstanding performance four years ago in Beijing," said regional and country director for the Caribbean and Latin America, Zhongdong Tang.

He said the international construction company is committed to supporting the continued development of sports in Jamaica.

China Harbour is a sponsor of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition for the 2012-2013 season following its recent $J22 million sponsorship of the competition on September 18.

The company has also launched the China Harbour Star Baller of the Month initiative to award $30,000 monthly to a successful player in the Premier League.

China Harbour is currently undertaking the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation Works and several other road rehabilitation projects under Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).

The company has also completed the new Christiana Development Road in Manchester and the Rio Grande Bridge in Portland, which was officially opened on October 11. It continues to work on the rebuilding of the Westmoreland Bridge at Georgia in St Mary.

On July 22, China Harbour also signed an agreement with the Government for the investment by the company of a US$730 million in the construction of the 68 kilometre, four lanes, North-South Highway and related developments from Caymanas in St Catherine just outside Kingston, to Ocho Rios.

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