Pickersgill Signs Contract for Dualisation of Roadway from Sangster Airport to Rose Hall

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Transport and Works, Robert Pickersgill, on Saturday (March 11) signed a contract valued at approximately US$50 million, for the dualisation of the roadway from the Sangster International Airport to the Wyndham Rose Hall Hotel in St. James.Immediately following the contract signing, he broke ground to mark the official start of the work, which will be carried out under segment 2 of the North Coast Highway Improvement Project (NCHIP), which runs from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios.In his address at the contract signing ceremony held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Minister Pickersgill explained that at the request of tourism interests in Montego Bay, it was decided to revise the scope of work under segment 2 (1) of the NCHIP, which covers 27 kilometers from Montego Bay to Greenside in Trelawny, to now include the dualization of the corridor from the airport to Rose Hall.He explained that this part of the project, to be called segment 2A, was being financed by a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The works will be undertaken over 18 months by E. Pihl and Sons A.S of Denmark.Minister Pickersgill sought to allay fears about the management of traffic during the construction stage, especially during the period of World Cup Cricket in 2007.“The contract starts in March 2006 and is scheduled to end in September 2007, a period of 18 months. Two lanes of carriageway along the corridor as well as 50 per cent of the four-lane portion (the dualized portion) of the road is scheduled for completion in March 2007, before the start of World Cup Cricket,” he informed, adding that the rest of the work would be completed by September.He urged the contractors to be particularly sensitive in managing traffic during the construction period.President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Horace Peterkin, and first Vice President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, Mark Hart, who represented private sector interests at the signing ceremony, both lauded the government for agreeing to undertake the project.Mr. Peterkin pointed out that about 70 per cent of hotels and tourist attractions in western Jamaica were located along the corridor from the airport to Rose Hall, which made the road project very significant.“It’s going to do a number of things. It’s going to enhance the product in different ways, improve the comfort of our visitors, the time of travel from the airport to the hotels, and will substantially improve the image of the destination”, Mr. Peterkin stated.Mr. Hart, in his remarks, said that the project would transform a very important corridor to the economy of the west. Pickersgill Signs Contract for Dualisation of Roadway from Sangster Airport to Rose Hall UncategorizedMarch 12, 2006 RelatedPickersgill Signs Contract for Dualisation of Roadway from Sangster Airport to Rose Hallcenter_img RelatedPickersgill Signs Contract for Dualisation of Roadway from Sangster Airport to Rose Hall RelatedPickersgill Signs Contract for Dualisation of Roadway from Sangster Airport to Rose Halllast_img read more

Samsung readies 2nd foldable for 2020

first_img Asia 5GFoldablesSamsungsmartphones Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Home Samsung readies 2nd foldable for 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 SEP 2019 Previous Article5G Hospital Network Standard Takes ShapeNext ArticleAndroid 10 hits Pixel devices Michael doesn’t want to admit that he has been a journalist and editor for close to 20 years covering a diverse set of subjects including shipping and shipbuilding, fixed and mobile telecoms, and motorcycling…More Read more Relatedcenter_img Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Samsung reportedly plans to launch its second foldable smartphone in early 2020, being tipped to push the boundaries of the nascent form-factor with a model capable of being reduced to the size of a small square.Details of the South Korean vendor’s plans were revealed by Bloomberg, which stated the forthcoming device would feature a 6.7-inch main display and offer a clamshell-style fold that cuts it down to the size of a pocket. The model will sport a punch-hole camera on the upper edge of the internal display and two external cameras.Perhaps crucially, Samsung was tipped to be targeting a lower price than the $1,980 tag placed on its forthcoming Galaxy Fold, which is due to finally launch this month following lengthy delays while the vendor addressed several problems found in early models sent to reviewers. Samsung also aims to make the next device thinner, Bloomberg stated.The news outlet cautioned Samsung’s plans for a second foldable are closely linked to the success of the Galaxy Fold. Analysts have warned these devices will likely remain a niche product for several years, with negative publicity spawned by delayed launches by Samsung and rival Huawei likely to stymie initial consumer demand.Other movesDetails of Samsung’s foldable ambitions emerged as the vendor extended its successful Galaxy A range with the launch of a 5G model.The Galaxy A90 5G uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 5G mobile platform, offers 48MP main and 32MP front cameras, and sports a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display which the vendor stated offers a “cinematic experience”.Samsung this week also unveiled Exynos 980, its first processor featuring an integrated 5G modem. The chip is scheduled for mass production by the year-end. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Michael Carroll Author Tags KT makes LG Electronics trade-in movelast_img read more