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Friday 24 May 2019
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A road to boost tourism

THE EDITOR: With regard to the building of new roads, this is something Trinidad needs. We need to also upgrade our existing roads to different parts of the country seem far away to the driving public. It is not so much the distance but the poor state of our roads that makes the journey seem so far.

In October 2016, I wrote a letter to the newspapers telling the Government I was in agreement with the completion of the Point Fortin Highway, the Wallerfield to Manzanilla Highway, the San Fernando to Mayaro Highway and a new road to Chaguaramas, I was not in favour of a highway from Valencia to Toco. I am in favour of upgrading the Valencia road to a four-lane highway leading to a widened upgraded Toco Main Road. This new Toco Main Road would go to Toco, San Souci, Grande Riviere and Matelot changing the lives of the people living in those areas. I would welcome the new Port of Toco with all the modern facilities not only for Trinidadians but for tourist holidaying in Tobago who have the option of taking the ferry from Tobago to Toco. They can now hire a bus or taxi to drive along the scenic Toco Main Road where they have the options of spending the day in Toco and its environs or travel to Sangre Grande to do some local shopping and even a drive to Manzanilla or Mayaro. Imagine the Government encouraging some large hotel conglomerates to invest in Mayaro with its long, wide and beautiful beach, not forgetting that Mayaro breeze, and offering their hotel guest the choice of going to Tobago for a day or more via the ferry.

Gerard Duval, Petit Valley

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