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Thursday 16 August 2018
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Committee to develop draft infrastructure plan for Tobago

Some members of the Infrastructure Committee which was commissioned by the Division of Infrastructure last Thursday, from left, Anthony McIntosh, Senior Manager, WASA; Hollis McCardy, Asst Area Manager, T&TEC; Linford Beckles, Director of the Environment in Division of Infrastructure; Sherry-Lyn Paul, Project Officer in the Division; Abdallah Chadband, Senior Technical Coordinator in the Division; Amoi Romeo, Technical Advisor to the Chief Secretary; and Chereece Wallace; Director, Land Management, Office of the Chief Secretary.

Better coordination and execution of infrastructure plans; mitigation against duplicity and the development of a Draft Tobago Infrastructure Plan are among the goals of the Infrastructure Committee which was commissioned by the Division of Infrastructure last Thursday, a news release from the Division said.

On the committee are technical and support staff from the Division and representatives from other institutions including the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association (TTCA), Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), Digicel Trinidad and Tobago, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Town and Country Planning, Land Management, the Division of Planning and the Division of Health.

Co-chairman and Secretary of the Division, Kwesi Des Vignes, said the forum would inform policy and strategy development going forward as the committee treats with infrastructure as it affect Tobago’s economic outlook and growth, from the deployment of construction projects to the movement of people, goods and services.

“It is critical that all players are involved if we are to look towards a synergistic brand of infrastructure growth that considers the needs of the population vis-à-vis the development goals of the island; one that is responsive as well as modern,” Des Vignes said. Five sub-committees have been created to deliver on the goals of the Committee which will meet monthly.

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