Farm roads get upgrade
Some 95 farm roads in 13 parishes have so far been repaired under the National Farm Road Rehabilitation Programme which was implemented in 2015.
Several of these roads were repaired this fiscal year at a cost of $800 million. These roads include White Hall to Spring Road and Barking Lodge to Chapel Hill in St. Thomas; Long Coffee, and Halifax to Bethany in Manchester; Bingham Hill in St. Ann; Back Street, and Donegal to Frazer in St. Elizabeth; and Bois Content to Crawl Pass, and the Ebony Park Agro Park in Clarendon.
The scope of works includes resurfacing, patching, cleaning, construction and improvement of drainage and general maintenance of farm and feeder roads.
The National Farm Road Rehabilitation
Programme was implemented to address the challenges faced by farmers in transporting their produce to market.
The Wickwar farm road in Manchester prior to the start of road repairs.