St Mary will get a new $217 state-of-the-art fire station fire station within the next year, under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Programme.
The facility is expected to be able to host regional conferences and training sessions. Contract signing takes place on Tuesday at Jamaica House.
According to JSIF, the facility will accommodate 80 fire fighters to serve the parish’s 114,000 residents.
Meanwhile, JSIF is also expected to present two garbage compactors to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) on Tuesday.
This will be through the agency’s Integrated Community Development Project that the trucks were purchased through at a cost of $50.6m and which serves, communities in Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, St Ann, St James and Westmoreland.
Both projects are being funded through a loan from the World Bank.