Thursday 2 April, 2020

NWC, Miya Jamaica recognise staff for outstanding performance

Country Manager, for Miya Jamaica Limited, Alvaro Ramalho (3rd left), joins other senior
managers from National Water Commission (NWC), Miya Jamaica Limited and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), for a group huddle in subsequent moments to the
NRW – Staff Recognition Ceremony, hosted by NWC and Miya Jamaica.

Country Manager, for Miya Jamaica Limited, Alvaro Ramalho (3rd left), joins other senior managers from National Water Commission (NWC), Miya Jamaica Limited and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), for a group huddle in subsequent moments to the NRW – Staff Recognition Ceremony, hosted by NWC and Miya Jamaica.

The National Water Commission (NWC) and Miya Jamaica recently hosted a Staff Recognition Ceremony for team members in the NWC’s non-revenue water programme.

The ceremony was held last month at the NWC office on Marescaux Road, Kingston.

Vice President of Divisional Operation at NWC, Michael Dunn was presented with the “Personality of the Year” Award. Dunn retired last month after 38 years with the NWC.

Dunn was among 40 members of staff across four project teams, who were awarded for their outstanding dedication and performance in their respective capacities.

Country Manager for Miya Jamaica Limited, Alvaro Ramalho (Left) shares his recollection of a jovial encounter he had with Vice President of Divisional Operation, for the National Water Commission (NWC), Michael Dunn (Right).

Country Manager for Miya Jamaica Limited, Alvaro Ramalho said: “I am pleased that the event is growing in quality, as too the successful results of our NRW reduction efforts.  [Nonethless] we still need to sweat and increase our efforts for the remaining 10 months of the project, as there are still important things to be done to lower the NRW levels in Kingston and St Andrew."

Ramalho also encouraged team members who didn’t receive an award to continue to work hard so they may be among the 2020 batch of awardees.

Miya, in 2015 signed a $42.5 million contract with NWC to help maximise the efficiency of its water systems in Kingston and St Andrew.

Water and Sanitation senior specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Evan Cayetano (Left), presents the award for Most Outstanding Pressure Management & Operations team member to NWC member of staff, Shamar Palmer.

Non-revenue water reduction is a crucial priority for the NWC as it seeks to achieve its corporate objectives of increasing operational efficiency; growing revenue and improving service.

The programme aims to cut by half the 60 per cent level of non-revenue Water in Kingston and St Andrew. 

The initiative, which is slated to end this year, has achieved over 30 per cent reduction so far.

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