Funds approved to build fire station in St Mary

Karl Samuda, Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information.
Karl Samuda, Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information.

Construction is expected to begin soon on the new Port Maria fire station, in St Mary.

This follows Cabinet’s approval of a $217.5-million contract to Marshall Construction Company Limited.

Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, made the disclosure on Wednesday during a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House in St Andrew.

“Cabinet has approved the long-awaited project, which will see the award by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) for the construction of a fire station in Port Maria, St Mary,” he said.

Samuda said the project will include the construction of three single-storey structures to house firefighting equipment, engine bays, dormitories and administrative and training facilities.