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World Bank to assist Jamaica with new Building Act

28 Feb 2017, Jamaica Observer, the

The World Bank-financed Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) will provide technical assistance and training to fast-track the process of understanding and implementing a new building code in Jamaica as well as parameters to regulate the informal building sector. The new Building Act will replace the country's 109 year-old building code.



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