At least $1 billion to fix roads, infrastructure damaged by heavy rains

It will cost at least $1 billion to fix roads and other infrastructure that were damaged when Jamaica was battered by heavy rains on the weekend.

Desmond McKenzie

There was flooding in several parishes when the country received rain from a trough that was affecting the western Caribbean. In addition to that, there were landslides, bridges were destroyed, and many roads have been damaged.

According to Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, it could take about $1 billion to repair the sections of the country that were damaged.

He made this disclosure on TVJ on Monday night.

However, he said that this bill could rise as the damages are still being assessed.