Monday, October 23, 2017

Airport, water among development priorities for 2017

MR PERSONALITY: Tobago athlete Akeem Stewart, left, receives the Sport Personality of the Year Award from Chief Justice Ivor Archie during the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) Awards on December 29 at the Hyatt Regency hotel, Port of Spain.


Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London is describing Tobago’s development as a never-ending journey.
And he’s expecting that journey to pick up pace in 2017 with a number of major projects that could have a positive impact on the quality of life of Tobagonians for years to come.
London said the new airport terminal and the island’s water resources are high priority.
“The long awaited and much needed construction of the Arthur NR Robinson International Airport is due to start, later this year,” the Chief Secretary said during his New Year’s address to Tobago.
“Also down for construction is the desalination plant, which should ensure an adequate water supply in South West Tobago, even at the height of the dry season.”
London said the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Company has also committed to adding 16 megawatts of power generation capacity at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park, which will make the island’s supply more predictable even during peak periods.
Negotiations for the proposed Sandals resort, London said, will be a catalyst for more foreign direct investment in the tourism sector.
He also announced contracts will soon be awarded for constructing police stations at Roxborough and Old Grange.
Refurbishment of the Roxborough Fire Station will also start in the next two months.