05 Aug 2019
The National Works Agency (NWA) is now completing works under a substantial drain grating replacement exercise in Morant Bay, St. Thomas. The activities, which commenced in mid-July, were concentrated on treating with defective gratings along Queen Street, in the township. NWA’s Senior Communications Officer, Ramona Lawson says the works, which are valued at some $2-million dollars saw the replacement of approximately 15 faulty gratings along the major roadway. The project, which also involved some drain cleaning works, should improve drainage in Morant Bay as well as access to business establishments. The plan is to treat with other locations in the town as part of future works. The activities are being implemented under the larger $27-million southeast region drainage improvement programme. Similar works are being carried out in thirteen other locations in St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew.