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.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held on Thursday (December 18) at the Police Commissioner’s Office on Old Hope Road, Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, said the vehicles are the first of six being provided by CHEC.
“They will facilitate the police providing security during the construction, and even after the construction, these assets will be available for the police to continue to provide security to the users of the highway,” he noted.
Minister Bunting expressed gratitude to CHEC and other partners, who are helping to strengthen the capacity and capability of the police force.
“It encourages us at the Ministry that the message of partnership is getting across. We all have a stake in the safety and security of this country…it is good for business for the capability and the capacity of the police to be up to standard,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, reported that the persons behind the recent flare-up of criminal activities in the Bog Walk area of St. Catherine are now in police custody. He said security in the area has seen “dramatic improvement.”
The construction of the North/South Highway is being undertaken in three phases by CHEC at a cost of US$730 million. The roadway, which links Caymanas in St. Catherine to Ocho Rios in St. Ann, is expected to be completed in 2016. Section one of the project spans Caymanas to Mount Rosser; section two, which opened in August, covers Mount Rosser to Moneague; and section three is from Moneague to Ocho Rios.