MORE NEWS IN BRIEF Coun­cil­lor wants faulty drains rectified

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

Coun­cil­lor for the Moneague di­vi­sion in the St Ann Par­ish Coun­cil, Lloyd Gar­rick, is calling on the Na­tional Road Op­er­at­ing and Con­struc­tion Com­pany Ltd to en­sure that China Har­bour En­gi­neer­ing Com­pany (CHEC) rec­tify faulty drains in the di­vi­sion that have led to flood­ing in some ar­eas.

Over the last few weeks, dur­ing heavy show­ers in St Ann, sec­tions of the Phoenix Park road was flooded as, ac­cord­ing to Gar­rick, the drains con­structed by CHEC are too small to man­age the vol­ume of wa­ter com­ing off the high­way.

“There is a lack of proper drainage,” Gar­rick told The Gleaner on Mon­day. “You must put in ad­e­quate drains to deal with the wa­ter that is com­ing off the high­way, and that is just 1-2-3.

“With the drains that they put in, we told them (CHEC) that they would have to do some­thing else be­cause when­ever we start get­ting heavy rains we’re go­ing to feel it, and we’re feel­ing it now. The drains are too small and not prop­erly con­structed.”

Ef­forts to get a com­ment from NROCC were un­suc­cess­ful.

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