CHEC equipment and team members assisting in the cleanup efforts in Bull Bay this week.
Chinese engineering company, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Jamaica has mobilized teams and equipment in the Nine Miles, Bull Bay area to assist with cleaning up activities following the severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Zeta over the past week.
On Sunday, Member of Parliament for the area, Juliet Holness urged residents to evacuate the area as the Chalkie River overflowed its bank causing flooding in surrounding communities.
Earlier this week, CHEC equipment and team members could be seen helping to clear the Chalkie River of the massive buildup of sand and other debris.
“We all watched anxiously as the waters rose over the weekend and we empathize with all the residents who were displaced or otherwise affected by the storm. We knew immediately that, as good corporate citizens and neighbors, we had to do what we can to help the residents,” said Dangran Bi, Country Manager of CHEC Jamaica.
He continued, “We have mobilised excavators and trucks that we are using to clear the sand that will allow the free flow of water and also hopefully prevent future flooding. We will also be providing support in other communities as well.”
CHEC Jamaica, which is the contractor responsible for the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project, says it has so far seen very minimal damage to their sites due to the storm and are resuming work quickly.
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