The Cabinet is expected to approve a revised National Water Sector Policy for the country in this fiscal year.

The policy seeks to ensure access to improved water service for all Jamaicans by 2030.

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr. Horace Chang, made the disclosure yesterday at the opening ceremony of a three-day Inter-American Development Bank water sector conference in St James.

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The Policy and Development Strategy also envisages the establishment of a Water Access Fund.

This will be a revolving fund managed by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation to provide loan or grant financing for projects in Non-Utility Service Areas.

Meanwhile, Dr. Chang said the NWC is making progress with a USD$46-million comprehensive non-revenue water programme in Kingston and St Andrew.

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