More than 10,000 residents from August Town, St Andrew are set to benefit from improved infrastructure. This was announced at a Project Information Meeting, which involved the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), residents of August Town, members of the security forces, and Member of Parliament for the St Andrew Eastern, Fayval Williams.
Through funding from the second phase of the Government of Jamaica’s Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP-II), approximately 1.0 km of roadway will be rehabilitated and approximately 1.0 km of water distribution main will be installed in the community along July Road and Bedward Cresent. A total J$58.6 million will be expended to undertake these works.
This is the third phase of infrastructure works to give residents access to improved road, water, drainage and sidewalk infrastructure.
Speaking at the Project Information Meeting and a tour of the community recently, managing director of the JSIF, Omar Sweeney, informed that “the JSIF with funding from the Government of Jamaica, is striving to transform the community of August Town into a space where residents can enjoy a better quality of life.”
To this end, the JSIF has been partnering with the residents and other stakeholders of the community, through financing from the (ICDP-11), to deliver services to improve their living conditions and their perception of safety.
The ICDP- 11 aims to promote public safety transformation through the provision of basic infrastructure and social services to eight communities in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew, Clarendon and St James.