JEEP Phase 5 Rolls Out

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Phase five of the the multi-million dollar Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, JEEP, is now underway.

Works under the programme began in late June and are set to be completed at the end of November.

State Minister in the Transport and Works Ministry, Richard Azan says to date sixty six contracts have been issued for projects in all but one of the 63 constituencies.

The programme of works under JEEP Five include road rehabilitation, pot-hole patching, repairs to walls, gratings, sidewalks, drains, bridges as well as retaining wall construction.

Minister Azan says $930-million dollars have been allocated for works across the 63 constituencies during the 2015/2016 financial year.

An additional 78-million will be spent on the rehabilitation of parish council roads.

Minister Azan says projects underway in St. James, are 20-percent complete, while those in Westmoreland are 55-percent complete.

In St. Catherine four road projects have been completed, while two others are at 70-percent completion.

He says contracts issued to contractors for projects in St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth, Trelawny, Hanover and Manchester are scheduled to get underway shortly.