CHASE Has Funded 3,725 Projects Valued at $17 Billion

first_img Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, says this comprised projects that were successfully undertaken over the 2017/2018 financial year. The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has supported some 3,725 projects at a total value of $17 billion over the past 15 years.Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, says this comprised projects that were successfully undertaken over the 2017/2018 financial year.These, he noted, included US$3.5 million for establishment of a Cancer Treatment Centre of Excellence at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, preparation of a similar cancer treatment facility at the St Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston, and millions of dollars for the provision of access to world-class technology in medicine at hospitals and health facilities islandwide.Other projects include renovation and upgrading of cultural centres in Clarendon, Kingston and St Andrew and other parishes across the island; support for legacy projects amid the celebration of 55 years of national independence; approval of $50 million for the Ward Theatre restoration project; and an allocation of $309.7 million to assist some 21 schools with new structures, renovation and/or expansion of existing buildings.“For the 2018/2019 financial year, a wide span of projects are again earmarked for support in the four mandated areas of focus,” Mr. Henry said.He was making his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 27. These, he noted, included US$3.5 million for establishment of a Cancer Treatment Centre of Excellence at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, preparation of a similar cancer treatment facility at the St Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston, and millions of dollars for the provision of access to world-class technology in medicine at hospitals and health facilities islandwide. Story Highlights The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has supported some 3,725 projects at a total value of $17 billion over the past 15 years.last_img

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