Ma­jor drain clean­ing for Port­more

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

THE PORT­MORE Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil is spend­ing some $30 mil­lion to con­duct drain clean­ing in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

Act­ing Mayor of Port­more Leon Thomas said the en­tire drain-clean­ing project is es­ti­mated to cost $64 mil­lion, $30 mil­lion of which has al­ready been com­mit­ted to the coun­cil by the Min­istry of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment.

“We have done an es­ti­mate, and the en­tire project will cost $64 mil­lion,” Thomas said

“The ma­jor drains that will be given at­ten­tion are the Manza to Day­tona drain that serves sev­eral com­mu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing Caribbean Es­tates, the drain lo­cated along Port Hen­der­son Boule­vard, on which work has al­ready started, and sev­eral other mid­dle drains will come un­der the pro­gramme,” Thomas said.

He dis­closed that the Port Hen­der­son Boule­vard drain is a ma­jor drain that serves the Greater Port­more hous­ing de­vel­op­ments,

“We have more than 3,000 houses that this drain af­fects when it rains. Due to the con­di­tion of this drain, when it rains most of the de­bris is backed up in Two East, Two West, Three East and other ar­eas in Greater Port­more.”

The act­ing mayor un­der­scored the im­por­tance of the drain for de­posit­ing storm wa­ter into the Hell­shire man­groves and its func­tion in pre­vent­ing raw sewage from back­ing up, caus­ing un­due hard­ships for res­i­dents.

“The clean­ing that is tak­ing place in this area will im­pact sig­nif­i­cantly on two ba­sic schools, a pri­mary school, and the Greater Port­more High School,” noted Thomas.

The clean­ing is ex­pected to last for three weeks.

Ma­jor drain clean­ing be­ing car­ried out in the Port Hen­der­son Boule­vard drain in Port­more.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.