Cabinet okays US$6.34mn contract for Kingston treatment plant

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jamaica's cabinet has greenlighted a US$6.34mn contract with Kier Construction Ltd to build a wastewater pumping station in capital Kingston.

"With the impending redevelopment of the downtown Kingston area, the National Water Commission [NWC] is taking the initiative to provide for sewage generated in the service area to be transported via an existing pipeline to the wastewater treatment plant at Soapberry (St Catherine)," said information, telecommunication and special projects minister Daryl Vaz.

The facility will operate up to 2030, state news agency JIS reported.

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The project is part of NWC's Kingston water and sanitation program.