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Tuesday 24 October 2017
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THA exchanges Courland lands for waste treatment plant

THA Chief Administrator Raye Sandy, second from right, front row, signs the memorandum of agreement between the Tobago House of Assembly, Mt Pleasant Credit Union and the Water and Sewerage Authority. Others in photo are, from left, front row, WASA Chairman, Romney Thomas, THA Chief Secretary, Kelvin Charles and Mt Pleasant Credit Union’s President, Winford James while at back row, from left, are WASA CEO, Dr Ellis Burris, WASA Deputy Chairman, Richard Jones, THA Senior Legal Consultant, Alvin Pascal, WASA General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Dion Abdool and Mt Pleasant Credit Union attorney, Giselle Sampson.

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) for a waste water treatment plant for southwest Tobago was signed on September 5 that will see the Mt Pleasant Credit Union handing over its facility at the Bon Accord Estate for upgrading by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA).

In exchange for its waste water treatment plant, the Mt Pleasant Credit Union has acquired lands at Courland Estate, the THA Information Department announced via its daily newsletter. It also said that WASA will maintain and expand the pond in accordance with the MOA.

The release said Charles was at the meeting to witness the signing after helping to negotiate the deal.

“This ceremony is a significant and symbolic one in that it’s a true partnership between the public service, the private sector and Water and Sewage Authority,” the release reported Sandy saying, after he signed the agreement.

“WASA is going to own the lands and is going to execute work to be done,” said WASA Chairman Romney Thomas.

“The waste water stabilisation pond, which was already in use, we will now acquire it and develop it to meet the needs of various catchment areas that are serviced,” he added.

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