Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has announced that $180 million is to be used to immediately buy 15 new water trucks to help sections of the island affected by the ongoing drought.
She says several areas of Jamaica are still facing difficulties despite the investments in water distribution.
However, the Prime Minister says her administration is committed to reducing the effects of the drought.
Meanwhile, Simpson Miller says apart from investments being made by the National Water Commission, her administration is spending $300 million to improve water distribution in areas worst affected by the drought.
Meanwhile US$120 million is to be being spent to bring water into the Kingston Metropolitan Area over the long term.
Jamaica has been experiencing a drought caused largely by the absence of the usual May to June rains.
As a result, there have been severe water restrictions.
Farmers have also had to be buying water to protect some of their investments.
Published By: The Gleaner
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