Major Infrastructure Development Programme

 

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NATIONAL WORKS AGENCY

MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

REPORT AT DECEMBER 31, 2017

 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES

The Major Infrastructure Development Programme is a US$352.941 million programme jointly financed by the China Ex-Im Bank and the Government of Jamaica (GoJ). The China Exim Bank has provided 85% financing by way of a loan and the GoJ has provided the remaining 15% of the programme funds.  The works under the programme are being implemented under a construction contract initially signed on January 19, 2013 between China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) and the GoJ through the  then Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, now Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with the National Works Agency being the supervisory engineer.

The programme of works is divided into three (3) components as follows;

  1. Major Works - This component totals US$220 million and is to be undertaken by CHEC itself.
  2. Medium Size Works - This component totals US$82.941 million and is to be undertaken by Jamaican contractors under sub-contracts with CHEC. This is inclusive of the Local Component projects - MIDP-LC.
  3. JEEP Works - This component totals US$50 million and is to be undertaken by most small Jamaican contractors under sub-contracts with CHEC. The focus of this component is minor infrastructure works including repair to gratings, sidewalks, drains, walls etc.

A review of the allocation of funds between the Major Works component, being implemented by CHEC, and the Local Component is underway.

 

CONTRACT AWARD UNDER MIDP

 

In order to ensure transparency, equity and most importantly value for money, the award of contracts under MIDP follows the GOJ procurement guidelines.

On February 7, 2017, MIDP Work Order No. 006 – Local Component – Roads, Retaining Walls and Bridges (Revised) was issued to CHEC in the amount of J$2,996,759,937.25. Subsequently in February 2017, twenty four (24) projects of Medium Size Works–Local Component (LC) were tendered.

Recommendations of tendering for the 24 LC projects were completed in the first week of March 2017. Sub-Contractors were selected by CHEC subsequently. All Sub-Contract Agreements and Commencement orders have been issued for the 24 MIDP L C projects. All works are now in progress.

On September 13, 2017, MIDP Work Order No. 007 – Local Component – Roads, Retaining Walls and Bridges was approved by MEGJC in the amount of J$4,725,061,434.56. Subsequently three (3) instructions relating to Work Order No. 007 have been issued to CHEC by NWA;

  1. 2017 MIDP Work Order #007-November 21, for 20 projects totalling J$1,665,577,166.00 (with CHEC Mark-up-J$1,873,774,311.75);
  2. 2017 MIDP Work Order # 007-November 23, for 16 projects totalling J$2,285,112,109.66 (with CHEC Mark-up J$2,570,751,123.37) and
  3. 2017 MIDP Work Order # 007-December 15, for 15 projects totalling J$860,777,628.60 (with CHEC Mark-up J$968,374,832.18).

In addition; of the prior MIDP projects as at August 31, 2017; a total of 57.86 km of Road Rehabilitation Works and 5 Bridges have been completed at a cost of J$1.7B, while (Lacovia) Tombstone to Gutters (length 22.40 km) is presently 99% complete with Ward River Bridge 44% complete.

With respect to the Major Works component of the programme, CHEC signed project agreements for the construction of;

  1. The Kupius Bridge on 16th December 2015 in the negotiated amount of US$5,537,200.87,

 

  1. Marcus Garvey Drive (between East Avenue and Pechon Street) on 4th February 2016 in the negotiated amount of US$20,499,060.20,

 

  1. Mandela Highway Improvement Project (between Six Miles Interchange and Highway 2000 Interchange) on July 22nd 2016 in the negotiated amount of US$63,997,883.63.

 

  1. Barbican Road Project (between Russell Heights Intersection and Jacks Hill Gas Station) on 9th August 2017 in the negotiated amount of US$4,351,129.58, and

 

  1. Constant Spring Road Project (between West Kings House Road and Manor Park) contract was signed on December 15, 2017 in the negotiated amount of US$19,065,913.23.

Negotiations are ongoing between MEGJC / NWA & CHEC for construction of the Mandela Highway Extension Improvement Project Phases 1 & 2. Designs and detailing work by CHEC continue on other components of the programme including Hagley Park Road and Ferris Cross to Mackfield.

 

 

Local Works

  • JEEP / HOPE Minor Infrastructure Programme – JA$1,045,750M
  • Civil Works – JA$4,800,000M

 

CHEC – Major Works

  • Civil Works– JA$9,362,752M

 

Land Acquisition – JA$185,023M

 HOPE

An amount of $866,250,000.00 was approved by MoFPS in July 2016 to fund an additional cycle of routine JEEP works across the 63 constituencies for financial year 2016/2017.

The amount to be allocated was $708,750,000.00 inclusive of CHEC fees, at $10 million per constituency for sub-contract works.  The remaining $157,500,000.00 inclusive of CHEC fees was for special projects inclusive of sidewalk repairs at the discretion of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) and the JEEP Secretariat.

Submissions from Sixty Three (63) Constituencies have been received with all Constituencies’ contracts signed.

For fiscal year 2016/17, the amount of J$708,153,140.60 has been certified as at March 31, 2017.

Summary of Approvals and Expenditure for JEEP 7

 

Original Budget

Revised Budget

Certified to Date

1.   JEEP MAIN PROJECTS

708,750,000.00

 

708,153,140.60

2.   JEEP Special Projects & Misc.       

157,500,000.00

 

 

Grand Total J$

866,250,000.00

 

708,153,140.60

 

 

HOPE / SPECIAL PROJECTS 

For fiscal year 2017/18, the amount of J$736,680,108.16 has been certified as at December 31, 2017.

Summary of Approvals and Expenditure for JEEP/HOPE SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

Original Budget

Revised Budget

Certified to Date

 Special Projects.       

$337,000,000.00

 

166,572,314.58

 HOPE Main Projects

$708,750,000.00

 

570,107,793.58

Grand Total J$

$1,045,750,000.00

 

736,680,108.16

 

 

Note: Special Projects Allocation of $337,000,000.00 is comprised of a carry forward of $187,000,000.00 for works instructed in fourth quarter F/Y 2016/17 in addition to the allocation of $150,000,000.00 for F/Y 2017/18.


 

ROAD REHABILITATION

The table below summarises road sections completed, amounting to 57.86 kilometres. For a number of projects, a small amount of documentation remains outstanding to satisfy the requirements of the respective sub-contracts and these are being addressed.

Summary of road Sections – Sub-Contracts for Local Component of Major Infrastructure Development Programme

 

Control Section

Length (Km)

Sub-Contract

Amount J$

 

Sub-Contractor

 

Start Date

Scheduled

Finish Date

 

% Complete

 

Remarks

May Pen – Hayes (Mineral Heights-Hayes-Dawkins Pen)

13.70

268,214,308.03

S&G Road Surfacing

17/6/2015

14/12/2015

 

100

Completed.

Riley-Dias-Glasgow

12.66

405,761,360.63

Surrey Paving & Aggregate

17/6/2015

14/12/2015

100

Completed.

Silver Spring-Santoy-Green Island

10.59

186,220,350.00

 

Chin’s Construction

 

24/6/2015

21/12/2015

100

Completed.

Santoy-Orange Bay

2.41

46,049,062.50

Cemex Jamaica Limited

30/6/2015

27/12/2015

100

Completed.

Fellowship-Windsor-Seamans Valley-Moore Town

13.00

249,241,916.25

Dwight’s Construction

24/6/2015

21/12/2015

100

Completed.

Sheffield-Silver Spring (Sheffield-Springfield)

5.50

46,395,000.00

Alcar Construction & Haulage

25/6/2015

23/12/2015

100

Completed.

(Lacovia) Tombstone to Gutters

22.4

336,150,103.09

S&G Road Surfacing

4/7/2016

31/3/2017

99

Work in progress – (V/O) NWC pipeline installation practically completed

 

In addition, the Contractor (CHEC) has expressed its intention to carry out the rehabilitation works on the 11 kilometre road section from Chovey to Highgate and has been given the design and estimate for these works.  The NWC by way of letter dated November 26, 2015 has advised that the NWA should include the pipe works in the contract.  As a result, CHEC is preparing the costing for undertaking these waterworks.

The Mandeville via Swaby’s Hope to Spur Tree in Manchester requires additional design work and land acquisition and is being progressed. CHEC will be implementing the improvement works along 5 kilometre of the Mandeville to Spur Tree road section.

 

BRIDGES – Sub Contracts

Six (6) bridges were earmarked for implementation of which four (4) are completed with two (2) ongoing.

Details are included in the table below:

Summary of Bridges – Sub-Contracts for Local Component of Major Infrastructure Development Programme

Bridge

Parish

Sub-Contract

Amount J$

 

Sub-Contractor

 

Start Date

Scheduled

Finish Date

 

% Complete

 

Remarks

Silent Hill

Clarendon

24,730,087.50

Alcar Construction & Haulage

25/6/2015

23/10/2015

100

Completed.

Jacobs River 1 and 2 (Lime Bush)

Portland

23,861,812.50

Cemex Jamaica Limited

30/6/2015

28/10/2015

100

Completed.

Latium Bridge

St. James

25,207,762.50

Cemex Jamaica Limited

30/6/2015

28/10/2015

100

Completed.

Ward River Bridge

St. Thomas

64,783,884.38

Chins Construction Limited

1/3/2016

1/9/2016

44

Work in progress, after JPS delays.

Rentcombe Bridge

St. Catherine

39,145,117.50

Surrey Paving & Aggregate

15/2/2016

15/6/2016

100

Completed.

 

 

Bridges & Road Works – Major Works Component

Summary of Bridges & Road Projects – Contracts for Major Works Component of Major Infrastructure Development Programme

Bridge / Road

Parish

 

Contract Amount US$

Contractor

 

Start Date

Scheduled

Finish Date

 

% Complete

 

Remarks

Kupius

Clarendon

5,537,200.87

C H E C

11/1/2016

11/3/2017

100

Completed.

Marcus Garvey Drive

Kingston

20,499,060.20

C H E C

1/3/2016

1/5/2017

100

Completed.

Mandela Highway

St. Andrew & St. Catherine

63,997,883.63

C H E C

17/8/2016

31/8/2018

79

Work in progress.

Barbican Road

St. Andrew

4,351,129.58

C H E C

25/8/2017

21/2/2018

35

Work in Progress

 

 

LOCAL COMPONENT (LC) – MIDP – WORK ORDER NO.: 006

               

Project Name

Parish

Sub-Contract

Amount                             J$   

Sub-Contractor

Start Date

Scheduled Finish Date

% Complete

REMARKS

Mona Road

St Andrew

76,439,090.00

Asphaltic Concrete Ent.

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Back Bush

St Andrew

63,400,000.00

Y.P. Seaton & Assoc.

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Essex Hall W/Rural St Andrew

St Andrew

58,391,000.00

Alcar Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

90% with V/O Works

Irish Town Road

St Andrew

269,089,750.00

Asphaltic Concrete Ent.

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

85

V/O works approved

St Andrew Urban Roads

St Andrew

226,387,390.00

General Paving Co.

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Work in progress

Sandy Gully Repairs

St Andrew

151,160,350.00

Dwight’s Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Tranquillity – Bangor Ridge

Portland

56,648,000.00

Dwight’s Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

80

Work in progress

Chepstow – Ythanside

Portland

32,509,000.00

Dwight’s Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

80

Work in progress

Retreat – Lambkin Hill

St Mary

115,665,680.00

Dwight’s Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

80

Work in progress

Ocho Rios Bypass

St Ann

101,492,650.00

Alcar Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Dumbarton Box Culvert

St Ann

21,139,407.00

S & G Roads Surfacing

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Riverside Park, Ensom City

St Catherine

103,574,920.00

Construction Solutions

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Succaba South East

St Catherine

44,709,100.00

Construction Solutions

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Begonia Crescent

St Catherine

48,507,000.00

Dwight’s Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Federal Road

St Catherine

97,287,250.00

Construction Solutions

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Albert Town – Lorrimers

Trelawny

236,960,160.00

Surrey Paving & Agg.

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Sign – Virgin Valley

St James

191,511,227.00

Y. P. Seaton & Assoc.

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Guava Walk Road

St James

60,233,250.00

Dwight’s Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

97

Work in progress

Flower Hill Roads

St James

128,051,420.00

S & G Roads Surfacing

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Lethe Copse

Hanover

85,636,334.00

Y. P. Seaton & Assoc.

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

Completed

Middle Quarters, New Market

St Elizabeth

285,000,601.50

Build-Rite Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

40

Work in progress

Lancelot Mitchell Town Portland Cottage Crossing

Clarendon

239,800,000.00

Build-Rite Construction

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

60

Work in progress

Toll Gate – Rest

Clarendon

176,573,250.00

Construction Solutions

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

85

Work in progress

Sedburg – Clandon

Manchester

91,995,100.00

S & G Roads Surfacing

20/3/2017

20/9/2017

100

 Completed

TOTAL

 

2,962,560,889.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL COMPONENT (LC) – MIDP – WORK ORDER NO.: 007 – (November 21, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Name

Parish

Sub-Contract Amount                             J$  

Sub-Contractor

Start Date

Scheduled Finish Date

% Complete

REMARKS

Felicity Road – Norwood

St James

48,263,500.00

Surrey Paving

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Flower Hill – Tornado Heights

St James

46,504,200.00

Chin’s Const.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Flower Hill Road

St James

7,586,000.00

Chin’s Const.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Rose Mount – Rose Heights

St James

9,123,000.00

Chin’s Const.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Valencia Drive,

St James

16,303,000.00

Chin’s Const.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Sun Valley – Norwood (Johnson Hill)

St James

25,908,000.00

Chin’s Const.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Stewart Town to Lorrimers (Comfort Hall – Wirefence)

Trelawny

186,915,300.00

Surrey Paving

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Smithfield  Main Road

Hanover

32,271,900.00

Chin’s Const.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

White Shop – Banana Ground

Clarendon

94,048,360.00

S & G Road Surf.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Macknie – Douglas Castle

Clarendon

75,541,600.00

S & G Road Surf.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Springfield – Pisgah

St Elizabeth

85,938,798.00

S & G Road Surf.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Coleyville Main Road

Manchester

104,810,103.00

S & G Road Surf.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Mark Post – Mile Gully

Manchester

54,552,680.00

S & G Road Surf.

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Bowers Gully Bridge

St Catherine

78,780,000.00

Surrey Paving

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Brethren Town

St Catherine

49,165,400.00

Dwight’s Construction

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Gutters – Bushy Park

St Catherine

81,841,500.00

Construction Solutions

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Wakefield – Savannah

St Catherine

160,893,400.00

Dwight’s Construction

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Naggo Head Road

St Catherine

249,781,825.00

Dwight’s Construction

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Fairfield Road

St Catherine

159,626,500.00

Construction Solutions

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

Fearon Close, Hibiscus Drive, Mayflower Drive, Mitchell Close, etal

St Catherine

      97,722,100.00

Construction Solutions

21/11/2017

21/5/2018

0

 

GRAND TOTAL

 

1,665,577,166.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL COMPONENT (LC) – MIDP – WORK ORDER NO.: 007 – (November 23, 2017)

               

Project Name

Parish

Sub-Contract

 Amount                             J$  

Sub-Contractor

Start Date

Scheduled Finish Date

% Complete

REMARKS

Windward Road (Mountain View – Rockfort)

St Andrew

143,110,000.00

Chin’s Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Clermont – Whitehall

St Mary

96,874,300.00

Dwight’s Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Mount Salem – Upper King Street

St James

37,166,000.00

Chin’s Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Cocoa Piece – Alexandria

Clarendon

213,310,900.00

Build-Rite Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Palmers Cross – Main Street, May Pen

Clarendon

98,461,005.75

Construction Solutions Limited

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Dawkins Pen – Lionel Town – Bustamante – Race Course

Clarendon

244,000,500.00

Build-Rite Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Lititz – Comma Pen

St Elizabeth

173,000,900.00

Build-Rite Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Mountainside – Fullerswood – Watchwell  Main Road

St Elizabeth

195,200,000.00

Build-Rite Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

White House Road

St Catherine

62,756,500.00

Dwight’s Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Hamwalk – Bagbie,

St Catherine

182,551,923.80

Construction Solutions

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Mansfield Ave & Madrid Ave

St Catherine

40,048,571.08

Construction Solutions

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Rockstone

St Catherine

46,232,112.16

Construction Solutions

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Windsor Ave

St Catherine

14,852,431.10

Construction Solutions

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Windsor Road & Duncan’s Pen

St Catherine

44,446,010.77

Construction Solutions

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Woodhall – Belfield

St Catherine

221,159,945.00

Y. P. Seaton &  Associates

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

Sherman Terrace/Welside Lane, Marlie Mount

St Catherine

45,318,100.00

Dwight’s Construction

28/11/2017

28/5/2018

0

 

GRAND TOTAL

 

2,285,112,109.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL COMPONENT (LC) – MIDP – WORK ORDER NO.: 007 – (December 15, 2017)

               

Project Name

Parish

Sub-Contract

 Amount                             J$       

Sub-Contractor

Start Date

Scheduled Finish Date

% Complete

REMARKS

4th Street

St. James

9,005,000.00

Surrey Paving and Aggregates Limited

 

 

0

 

6th Street

St. James

7,724,250.00

Surrey Paving and Aggregates Limited

 

 

0

 

Bogue Hill Road

St. James

39,147,500.00

Surrey Paving and Aggregates Limited

 

 

0

 

Home Hill – Ironshore (Quebec Ave)

St. James

59,667,000.00

Surrey Paving and Aggregated Limited

 

 

0

 

Guava Ridge – Content Gap

St. Andrew

146,000,000.00

Alcar Construction

 

 

0

 

Coakley – Mt. Airy (Brandon Hill)

St. Andrew

43,260,500.00

Alcar Construction

 

 

0

 

Port Morant Main Road – Airy Castle (4km)

St. Thomas

95,440,000.00

Alcar Construction

 

 

0

 

Yallahs – Lowe Mountain

St. Thomas

195,100,500.00

Alcar Construction

 

 

0

 

Duncan’s Pen Box Culvert

St. Catherine

16,829,181.60

Construction Solutions Limited

 

 

0

 

Tranquillity

Portland

29,600,000.00

Build-Rite Construction

 

 

0

 

Sherlock Crescent, Dickens Ave, Champlin Ave & Flamstead Ave

St. Andrew

40,541,033.50

Chin’s Construction

 

 

0

 

Armour Height East Oakridge East

St. Andrew

48,888,950.00

Chin’s Construction

 

 

0

 

Armour Heights West – Oakridge West

St. Andrew

54,350,890.00

Chin’s Construction

 

 

0

 

Irish Town Road (Papine – Redlight) Phase 2

St. Andrew

26,887,520.00

Chin’s Construction

 

 

0

 

Michigan Close

St. Andrew

48,335,303.50

Chin’s Construction

 

 

0

 

GRAND TOTAL

 

860,777,628.60

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MAJOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS

Kupius Bridge:

The project agreement for the construction of Kupius Bridge (in Clarendon) was signed on 16th December 2015 in a negotiated amount of US$5,537,200.87 between Ministry of Transport, Works & Housing and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited the Main Contractor.

 

The scope of works comprised the construction of a two span 67 meters long pre-stressed concrete bridge on reinforced concrete bored piles and abutments, 12.51 meter wide to accommodate 2 lanes of traffic and 2 sidewalks.  The contract period was set at 14 months with contractual start date at January 11, 2016. Construction works are practically complete.

 

Marcus Garvey Drive:

Negotiation for construction of the Marcus Garvey Drive (between East Avenue and Pechon Street) project was concluded on 22 January 2016 in a negotiated amount of US$20,499,060.20 between Ministry of Transport, Works & Housing and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited the Main Contractor. The contract was signed by the Government of Jamaica and China Harbour Engineering Company on 4th February 2016.

 

The scope of works comprised the extension of a six lane carriageway, two major box culverts, drainage improvements and other works inclusive of sidewalks and traffic signals.  The contract period was set at 12 months with contractual start date at March 1, 2016. Construction works are practically complete.

 

Mandela Highway Improvement Project:

Negotiation for construction of the Mandela Highway Improvement Project (between Six Miles Interchange and Highway 2000 Interchange) project was concluded on 27th May 2016 in the negotiated amount of US$63,997,883.63 between the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited the Main Contractor.

The contract was signed by the Government of Jamaica and China Harbour Engineering Company on July 22nd 2016.

 

The scope of works comprises extensive soil treatment, construction of 3.5km six lane corridor with a two lane overpass bridge two new three lane bridges at Fresh River, a two lane service road adjacent to the main corridor to facilitate the development of Caymanas Estate and upgrading of the Six Miles Interchange. Construction works are on schedule.

 

Barbican Road Improvement Project

Negotiation for construction of the Barbican Road Improvement Project (between Russell Heights Intersection and Jacks Hill Gas Station) was first agreed on May 12, 2017 in a negotiated amount of US$4,462,679.90; however this was sent back for further review and was revised on July 13, 2017 in a negotiated amount of USD$4,351,129.58 between the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited the Main Contractor. The contract was signed by the Government of Jamaica and China Harbour Engineering Company on 9th August 2017.

 

The scope of works comprises 1.09 km of a four lane corridor comprised of Road Construction Works – Demolition and Site clearance, Earthworks, Roads and Pavement, Culverts, Traffic Facilities and Lighting and Communication Facilities and extension of the Bustamante Bridge in addition to major drainage works.

Constant Spring Road Improvement Project

Negotiation for construction of the Constant Spring Road Improvement Project (between West Kings House Road and Manor Park) was concluded on September 11, 2017 in a negotiated amount of US$19,065,913.23; between the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited the Main Contractor. The contract is approved by the cabinet with the signing date by the Government of Jamaica and China Harbour Engineering Company to be arranged.

 

The scope of works is 4.2 km of a four lane corridor comprised of Road Construction Works – Pavement Works, Site clearance, Earthworks,  Culverts, Traffic Facilities and Lighting & Communication Facilities  with a two-lane Overpass Bridge at Manor Park in addition to major drainage works.

Mandela Highway Extension Works, Phase 1 and 2:

Negotiation for construction of the Mandela Highway Extension Improvement Project Phase 1 & 2 (between the Highway 2000 Interchange and Jose Marti Roundabout) is in the final stages of conclusion between the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited the Main Contractor.

 

The scope of works includes but is not limited to the construction of eleven and one half (11 1/2) kilometres of road embankment and asphalt concrete pavements storm water highway drainage ditches and swales with five (5) reinforced concrete bridges. The improvement works will result in increasing the carriageway from two lanes to three lanes in either direction.

 

Designs are progressing by CHEC for major road improvement works on the following roads:

  • Hagley Park Road                             – Kingston & St. Andrew
  • Ferris Cross to Mackfield              – Westmoreland

The Contractor’s design team has had frequent meetings with the NWA regarding confirmation of the Employer’s requirement and specifications for use in informing the designs. The Contractor is currently undertaking a number of surveys including Hagley Park Road.

Within the Corporate Area, it is planned to implement major intersection improvement works at Waterloo/Hope Roads commencing in the next financial year, for which the designs are well advanced.

 

 ANCILLARY WORKS

 

The Government of Jamaica has allocated funds for critical needs inclusive but not limited to water and sewage pipeline repair / installation works on selected MIDP projects, to prevent rehabilitated road works from deterioration due to external factors unrelated to the road construction activities such as leaking water/sewage mains.

The National Water Commission (NWC) is responsible for the technical specifications and approval of estimates for water and sewage pipeline ancillary works.

 

Funds are paid to CHEC for disbursement as per existing MIDP arrangements inclusive of mark-up.

 A listing of current Ancillary Works is shown in the table below:

 

Sub-Contracts – Ancillary Works – Major Infrastructure Development Programme

 

Control Section

Parish

Sub-Contract

Amount J$  

Expenditure J$

Sub-Contractor

% Complete

Middle Quarters New Market

St. Elizabeth

161,883,427.50

86,734,552.50

Build-Rite Construction Co. Ltd.

60

Lancelot Mitchell Town – Portland Cottage Crossing

Clarendon

101,529,983.86

54,866,644.14

Build-Rite Construction Co. Ltd.

55

Toll Gate – Rest

Clarendon

89,973,922.50

77,854,725.00

Construction Solutions Ltd.

99

Barbican Road Improvement Project

St. Andrew

148,047,356.25

42,318,618.75

Surrey Paving & Aggregate Co. Ltd.

65

 

Total

501,434,690.11

261,774,540.39

 

 

 

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THE PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE MIDP

The MIDP is designed to improve some 431km of road along the network together with 27 bridges.

Subject to the rate of progress of the works and the budget for fiscal year 2017/18 additional road sections and bridges may be instructed to proceed to the implementation stage.

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