Hardly any room was left at the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon as football fans stood on the roofs of neighbouring houses and buildings to watch an engrossing game between Arnett Gardens and Humble Lion Football Clubs on March 9th. With his team in the spotlight Coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite had one more reason to be excited as he was chosen as the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Star Coach for Round Two of the Red Stripe Premier League. The presentation was made during half time of Monday night’s football game where Jerry was presented with a cash prize of $75,000 and a commemorative plaque.
NEWS ARCHIVE : Jamaica
CHEC continues work on the Bog Walk Gorge in Jamaica
March 9, 2015
As of January next year motorists will no longer have to use the dangerous Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine, and travel time from Kingston to Ocho Rios in St Ann will be cut to less than 50 minutes, down from an approximate one-hour-and-forty-five- minute drive.
With The Gleaner Company’s staging of its 2014 Honour Awards Gala luncheon set for next week Thursday, January 29, when the person or organisation who will take the top award will be revealed, the shortlisted nominees are revelling in the spotlight of this recognition.
Arnett Gardens and Boys Town players were re-energized at the start of Monday night’s game by a greeting party consisting of Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Mr. Xiaofeng Wang, Regional Director and Mr. Qiwu Yang, Deputy General Manager both of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Americas. China Harbour is a major sponsor of the Premiere League Football Competition having contributed nearly $55 million since 2012.
CHEC Donates Motor Vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force
December 30, 2014
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has received two new motor vehicles to boost its capacity to provide traffic management and security along the North/South leg of Highway 2000. The vehicles, a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota pickup, were donated by the management of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited.
China Harbour Cops 2014 JIE Project of the Year Award
December 30, 2014
The successful completion of the first leg (Mount Rosser Bypass) of the North South Highway landed China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Americas with the prestigious 2014 Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) Award. This is the second consecutive year that the company has been chosen as the JIE’s top recipient.
China Harbour Supports Natalie Neita Headley Sports League Awards
December 30, 2014
“I want to thank China Harbour for providing employment for young people not only in this community but for others that have been given work on the North South Highway. All our young people need is the opportunity and the chance to prove themselves,” such words of inspiration were shared by Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, Minister with Responsibility for Sports at the seventh staging of the Natalie Neita Headley Sports League Awards Ceremony. The function was held at the Knollis Community Centre in Bog Walk on Saturday, December 13.
CHEC GIVES CHARLEMONT HIGH $2.7 MILLION BOOST
November 10, 2014
Upon entering the Charlemont High School compound a few months ago, one would see a huge sunken area along the drive way that could be considered wasted land for the rapidly expanding student compliment. A plea for assistance to fill this shallow valley was sent to China Harbour’s section 1B construction site office and in response CHEC has since provided equipment, building materials and the subsequent manpower all valued at approx. $2.7 million.
Kingston Jamaica, October 14, 2014: Committed to developing Jamaica’s number one sport, China Harbour Engineering Company is contributing $23 million to the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) for the 2014-2015 National Premier League Football Competition. The official announcement was made on October 14th at the Football Federation’s Headquarters in New Kingston. To date the company has provided the PLCA with over $73 million in sponsorship.
CHINA HARBOUR AWARDS ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS TO JAMAICAN STUDENTS
October 15, 2014
With an increased commitment to developing the country’s infrastructure and its people, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Americas Division awarded scholarships to five Jamaican students enabling them to pursue studies at Hohai University in China. The happy five are past students of Excelsior High School and St. Georges College (Rushawn Marshall); Glenmuir High School (Clenmar Rowe); Dinthill Technical High School (Tashae Thompson); Manchester High School (David Scott) and St. Jago High School (Kemmisha Skinner). While in China, students will be majoring in Harbour Coastal and Offshore Engineering.
SUMMER TRAINEES GAIN HANDS ON EXPERIENCE AT CHEC AMERICAS
August 18, 2014
Every summer holiday many students ardently search for a position that not only provides hands on experience, but one that offers a small stipend to perhaps assist with upcoming university or other expenses. Twenty-two students gained such an opportunity to do an internship at China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Americas -Division.
Jamaica’s infrastructure got a major boost today when the Linstead to Moneague segment of the North/South Highway, also known as Highway 2000, was officially opened by Prime Minister the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller in a ceremony attended by several stakeholders. The public will be able to access the highway as early as 6 am on the country’s 52nd year of Independence—celebrated nationally on August 6th. Everyone can utilize this leg of the highway free of cost for one month.
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) aims at promoting development of long term collaboration and lasting relations between Jamaica and China. It is to this end that an estimated six (6) scholarships will be awarded to Jamaican students who have recently completed their High School Education.
CHEC Star Coach and Starballer Honoured
April 8, 2014
Spirits were high as Waterhouse coach, Anthony Patrick and August Town goalkeeper, Devon Haughton were hailed as China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Star coach for the round and Starballer for the month of February, during half-time at last Monday’s game between Harbour View and Tivoli Gardens at the Harbour View Mini- Stadium.
China Harbour to Begin Studies on Bog Walk Gorge
April 8, 2014
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Americas - Division signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Jamaica in order to study the feasibility of damming the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine.
Eighteen students completing a bachelor of science in environmental studies at the Montego Bay Community College (University College of Western Jamaica), recently attended a presentation and tour of the North South Highway project, facilitated by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).
More Funds for Jeep Programme
April 8, 2014
The Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) component of the US$352.9 million Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) was launched on Tuesday, March 18 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.
The phenomenal success of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) stemming from the huge demand for its services in infrastructure development, has fueled the company’s decision to rebrand, changing its name from CHEC Latin America to CHEC Americas Division. This name further reflects the expansion of its operations in North, South and Central Americas and the Caribbean.
Big “CHEC” for Premier League Clubs Association from China Harbour
February 20, 2014
General Manager of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Andrew Price, was in high spirits as his organization received a $10 million cheque from China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). This is the second installment of a $23 million sponsorship commitment made late last year. The handover took place on February 19 at the PLCA’s headquarters in New Kingston.
China Harbour wins Project of the Year
December 6, 2013
The engineers and project managers of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) cheered on hearing their names called as the winners of the prestigious award for the Project of the Year 2013 for the Westmore-land Bridge in St Mary. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131206/news/news8.html
China Harbour Bridges Cultures Through Stimulating Activities
November 29, 2013
Life at China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) may not be all that it seems in the public eye, endless hours at dusty project sites, long planning meetings, and the obsession with tweaking designs at the computer. Yes, it does include dedicated labour. However, there is another more exciting side to China Harbour, one that’s enjoyed by both the Chinese and local staff. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131129/social/social4.html
Williamson Cops Star Baller Award
November 15, 2013
Last Monday proved exceptional for 26-year-old Rivoli United’s central midfielder Raymond Williamson. Williamson collected the first China Harbour Star Baller of the Month award for the 2013-14 Red Stripe Premier League season at the first staging of Monday night football for the new season. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131115/sports/sports8.html
ASSOCIATE sponsor China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has upped its investment in the nation’s top league with a $25 million injection, it was announced yesterday. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Burrell-calls-on-Chinese-firm-to-develop-football-infrastructure_14965804#ixzz2dSkVothl
JAMAICA’S Paralympians were given a further financial boost towards participating at the IPC Athletics World Championships in France, as China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) pumped in $500,000 towards their expenses. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/China-Harbour-continues-to-support-Jamaican-athletes_14709781#ixzz2a4BLpLyn
The auditorium of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica was filled with applause, laughter and cheers when the staff members of the Caribbean and Latin American regional office performed at their best for the Chinese July 1st celebration, in the form of a song, speech and essay completion entitled “Spread Corporate Culture, Improve the Organization’s Construction”.
Grenada has signed a US$5 million contract with the Chinese Company, China Harbour for the protection of river banks, adjacent properties and existing infrastructure along a proposed section of the St. Mark’s River.
China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) is set to invest between US$1.2 billion and US$1.5 billion in the development of a transshipment port in Jamaica.
Following the well attended launch of the US $730million North- South Highway Project in December 2012, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) broke ground for the start of construction of the 66 kilometer toll road, on April 18, 2013 in Treadways, St. Catherine, Jamaica.
MBU’s Star Baller Fabian ‘Ding’ McCarthy makes history
January 10, 2013
Montego Bay United’s (MBU) Fabian McCarthy created local football history on Monday night, when he became the first western Jamaica player to be named the Red Stripe Premier League Star Baller of the Month for December.
CHEC sponsors NMIA Charity Walkathon
January 10, 2013
China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) recently completed their first assignment granted by the Government of Jamaica, the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation Works.
Work on Mount Rosser Bypass Resumes January
December 6, 2012
Development of the North-South Link of Highway 2000 will officially begin in January 2013, with the resumption of work on the Mount Rosser Bypass in St. Catherine.
No special favours for China Harbour, says PM
December 6, 2012
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the contractor of the North-South link of Highway 2000, will not be granted any special favours.
China Harbour to spend US$610m for North-South Highway
December 5, 2012
China Harbour Engineering Company has announced that it will be spending US$610 million to construct the North-South link of Highway 2000.
Centre forward for Red Stripe Premier League Club Waterhouse, Jermaine Tuffy Campbell has been named the first China Harbour Star Baller, winning the $30,000 cash award which Chinese construction company and league major sponsor, China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC)...
China Harbour gives $13m to Hurricane Sandy relief
November 10, 2012
China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) has donated J$13 million to assist people and schools badly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Shoreline project saved Palisadoes from Sandy
November 6, 2012
Experts are suggesting that businesses along the Kingston Harbour could have suffered significant damage during the recent passage of Hurricane Sandy were it not for the US multimillion-dollar protection and rehabilitation projection being undertaken along the Palisadoes main road in Kingston.
Jamaican Govt lauds CHEC
October 15, 2012
Chinese construction firm China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been lauded by the Government for completing the Rio Grande Bridge in St Margaret’s Bay, Portland, within budget and on time.
Rio Grande Bridge officially Opened
October 13, 2012
A US$28-million state-of-the-art bridge at Rio Grande in St Margaret’s Bay, Portland, was officially open by Minister of Transport, Works, and Housing Dr Omar Davies on Friday.
PLCA scores with $22m China Harbour deal
September 26, 2012
Chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Edward Seaga, yesterday warmly welcomed a $22-million subvention from engineering firm China Harbour, insisting that it could not have come at a better time for local clubs still struggling to make ends meet
China Harbour pumps $22m into Premier League
September 19, 2012
INTERNATIONAL marine engineering and infrastructure construction entity, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), has come to the aid of the local Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) with a whopping $22-million boost for this season.
China Communications Construction Company gets green light
August 8, 2012
Beijing’s China Communications Construction Company, parent of infrastructure company China Harbour Engineering Company, signed a two-year agreement with the Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller signed a two-year cooperation agreement with the
Going for growth with a Chinese push
July 22, 2012
Communication Construction Company (CCCC) which should result in several infrastructural projects getting under way shortly.
Under the agreement, CCCC will identify and propose projects for the modernisation, enhancement and development of Jamaica’s infrastructure,
China Harbour, Jamaica to seal new deal
July 12, 2012
THE CHAIRMAN of China Communications Construction Company - the parent company of China Harbour Engineering Company - is due in Jamaica next week to sign what Transport, Works and Housing Minister Dr Omar Davies has called a significant agreement.
Jamaica wants more Chinese investment
June 25, 2012
The Jamaican Government is looking to increase its collaboration with the People’s Republic of China as it seeks to promote growth.
Highway 2000 North-South Link not a government project
June 25, 2012
Transport Minister Dr. Omar Davies stressed that the North-South Link of Highway 2000 is not a government initiative and so all queries must go to the developer.
Finally! A bypass to Bog Walk Gorge coming
June 22, 2012
CONSTRUCTION is to begin on the Caymanas to Ocho Rios leg of Highway 2000 by the middle of year. China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and its subsidiary China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) yesterday signed the Concession Agreement to fully fund the US$600-million North/South link of the toll road which had been stalled for several years.
THE language barrier between workers on the Westmoreland bridge in St Mary and the Rio Grande bridge in Portland has not prevented Jamaicans from earning the reputation as “quick learners” from the expert Chinese bridge builders.
CHEC Cleans Harbour
June 10, 2012
SUITCASES, toilet seats, a waterbed, handbags, disposable diapers, plastic bags and bottles. These were just some of the debris which employees of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Jamaica pulled out of the Kingston Harbour
STATEMENT BY CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY ON THE ISSUE OF THE WORLD BANK’S DEBARMENT OF CHINA ROAD AND BRIDGE CORPORATION AND CHINA COMMUNICATIONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FROM BIDDING FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE WORLD BANK
RESIDENTS of several communities served by the Westmoreland Bridge in Georgia, St Mary, which was washed out four years ago when Tropical Storm Gustav struck and swelled the Wag Water River…
China Harbour Latin America (CHEC Latin), in a move aimed at improving communication and efficiency within its operations in Jamaica…
CHEC brings Christmas to Golden Age Home
December 23, 2011
CHINA Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) last week donated 21 shower wheelchairs and boxes of adult diapers, valued at $450,000, to the Golden Age Home in Kingston.
Christiana High gets football boost
November 3, 2011
WORLD-RENOWNED international contractor and engineering powerhouse, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC)...
China Harbour Putting Down Roots
September 20, 2011
Caught up in a storm not of its own making, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is pushing ahead with what it does best - infrastructural projects.
China Harbour Engineering Company: Building a better Jamaica
September 4, 2011
ENGINEERING powerhouse China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), will be the technical and construction brains behind the much vaunted Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP)
China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) will spearhead the US$400 million (J$36 billion) Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) aimed at revitalising the country’s road works
China Harbour to build port in the Cayman Islands
June 16, 2011
The prime minister of the Cayman Islands has signed an agreement with a Chinese developer that has pledged to finance and build a cruise ship port in the capital of George Town.
Coastal wall to save hospital from the sea
January 28, 2011
THE National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced work on a protective coastal wall in the vicinity of the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth.
CHEC sponsors project management seminar for infrastructure managers
January 15, 2011
A team from United States-based technical and management support firm AECOM is to conduct a project management training course for public sector managers
January 5, 2011
At the invitation of the Hon. W Mckeever Bush, Premier of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Zhongdong Tang of China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd (CHEC)
NWA commences work on major component of JDIP
November 24, 2010
The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has commenced a major component of the work
NEPA backs NWA on Palisadoes Protection Works
October 6, 2010
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has given the National Works Agency (NWA) its full backing for the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation works—an endorsement which came a little over two weeks after it had imposed a stop order on preparatory work for the multibillion-dollar project along the sole access route to the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.