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Jamaica: Cabinet approves contract for retaining wall along Gordon Town Road

Cabinet has given approval for the award of a contract in the amount of $187,662,532 to N.F. Barnes Construction and Equipment Company Limited for the construction of a retaining wall along Gordon Town Road in St Andrew.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information,  Fayval Williams, made the disclosure at a post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday.

The roadway collapsed during heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Eta in November 2020, which left many residents marooned.

“While touring the area shortly after the heavy rains, the Prime Minister indicated that it would cost the Government $200 million to effect repairs to the road,” Williams said.

“The approval of this contract means that work will begin post-haste and once complete, residents will be able to utilise the corridor,” she noted.

Cabinet also sanctioned the award of a contract to Health Brands Limited in the amount of $331,603,157 for the provision of X-ray films and chemicals to the National Health Fund (NHF) for a period of two years on an as-needed basis.

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