Multi-million dollar contracts signed for upgrading of police stations

November 20, 2020
Chairman, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Dr. Wayne Henry (left), and Head of the European Union Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Marianne Van Steen (second left), at the ceremony where Managing Director, JSIF, Omar Sweeney (second right); and Director and Chief Executive Officer, Marshall Construction Company Limited, Alphanso Reynolds (right), sign a contract for the implementation of major infrastructural sub-projects.

Four contracts valued at $416 million were signed on Thursday, to commence work for the implementation of 10 major infrastructural sub-projects, under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) phase four initiative.

Speaking at the contract-signing ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Chairman, JSIF, Dr. Wayne Henry, said the works will include the upgrade of five police stations across select parishes – two in Clarendon (Four Paths and Lionel Town); two in Kingston (Denham Town and Franklyn Town), and one in St. James (Adelphi).

“We are also pleased to announce that we will be demolishing the old police station in the Mount Salem community and will be building a new police station for the community,” Dr. Henry said.

He noted that the JSIF strives to place high emphasis on investing in community development through the implementation of impactful projects that will enable citizens to have a better quality of life.

“We are also pleased to announce that under the JSIF-PRP phase four project, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Western Regional Health Authority will benefit from three upgraded health centres in St. James (Barrett Town, Flanker and Granville) and a newly constructed health centre in the Adelphi community,” Dr. Henry informed.

He said these facilities will boast modern amenities, including consultation rooms, dental offices, pharmacies, sterilisation and treatment rooms.

Dr. Henry stressed that the roles of the contractors are critical to the delivery of a high-quality finished product.

“In this regard, I am urging the contractors who have been successful in their bids to ensure that project completion is timely while reflecting adherence to standards and the highest quality, as it is very important for us to build sustainable infrastructure,” he said.

The four contracting companies are SM Quality Construction, Modern Ricam Construction, C & D Construction and Engineering Limited and Marshall Construction Company Limited.

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