Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Construction of Yallahs Fire Station signed off on

File photo

File photo

Construction of a fire station in Yallahs, St Thomas is expected to begin shortly.

This follows Cabinet’s approval of a $109.49 million contract to Alcar Construction and Haulage Company Limited for the undertaking.

Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, made the disclosure during Wednesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

Samuda said the works are to include the construction of two single-storey structures using reinforced concrete and beam construction, to house firefighting equipment, engine bays, dormitories and administrative and training facilities.

The building is to be constructed to withstand several types of natural disasters, particularly storm-water surges.

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