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PNP councillor bashes proposal to cut funding for south coast highway project

Edwin Marr, Councillor for the Llandewey Division
 
A People's National Party (PNP) councillor in the St. Thomas Municipal Corporation has responded angrily to the announcement that funding for the proposed Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project will be further slashed.
 
The highway will link Harbour View in St. Andrew to Port Antonio in Portland.
 
According to the Second Supplementary Estimates tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, funding for the project has been cut by $1.7 billion to $490 million.
 
Speaking with RJR News following Thursday's monthly meeting of  the municipal corporation, Edwin Marr, Councillor for the Llandewey Division, said St. Thomas has been short changed. 
 
He has requested clarification from the government as to whether what is contained in the Second Supplementary Estimates is accurate. 
 
The sum of $4.2 billion was originally allocated for the project.
 


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