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New ITA office in May Pen to improve service, efficiency

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:48 PM
Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry (second left) cuts the ribbon to symbolically open the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) administrative office on Trenton Road in May Pen, Clarendon on Friday.

It will now be easier for motorists in Clarendon and surrounding areas to conduct business with the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) with the opening of a new administrative building in the parish capital.

Built at a cost of $29.2 million by the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), the new ITA office was officially opened on Friday by Transport Minister Mike Henry.

The new office building was made from an amalgamation of two 40 foot containers and a 20 foot container and took approximately 14 weeks to complete.

It boasts two offices, an examination room, reception area, filling room and kitchenette, external flood lights built also by the staff and students at CMI and a paved driving surface to conduct driver’s tests, among other features.

Henry says motorists in Clarendon will now benefit from a speedy delivery of service, while saving time and money.

Some of the services to be offered to customers visiting the facility will include the testing of applicants for driver’s licences and the granting of certificates of fitness, among others services.

Last week, Henry also broke ground for the construction of a new ITA and Transport Authority Office in Savanna-La- Mar, Westmoreland.

Permanent Secretary in the Transport Ministry, Dr Alwin Hales, says the construction of the new offices is part of a drive to modernise the ITA.

Hales says the ITA offices will also be outfitted with new and modern computers to improve service delivery and efficiency.