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Repairs forthcoming for road to Riverton

Plans are under way to carry out repairs on the road leading to the Riverton landfill.

Officials from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development took the Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica, Gerardo Lozano, and a team from CEMEX on a tour of the landfill yesterday as they sought assistance to repair the road.

“This will have a great impact on the residents as even on Monday one resident was complaining about dust on the road,” Hazel Anderson, Councillor of the Seaview Gardens division told The Gleaner.

“Even the drivers of the trucks complain all the time that the road is so bad that they have to drive very slowly to the dump which is time consuming,” she added.

Noel Arscott, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, said he took the ambassador on a tour of the landfill in order to finalise the technical aspects of the project.

He said that the project is estimated to cost just under US$1million.

“I am visiting this area for the first time and I recognise the benefits that we can bring for the community with projects like this. We have experts from the United Nations who will participate in this project and I am confident that after having all the technical information, we can start as soon as possible” the Mexican Ambassador told The Gleaner.

Published by the Jamaica Gleaner, March 15, 2014