Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tough decisions needed to turn WASA around*

IDB’s country representative:

Tomas Bermudez

The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) outgoing country representative, Tomas Bermudez, holds the firm view that the people of Trinidad and Tobago deserve a 24/7 water supply.
It’s not a difficult task, he says, but the authorities must be willing to make the political and financial decisions to get it done.
“We have provided a lot of support to the Ministry of Public Utilities on that. We have provided a roadmap of how to do it, some action plans. It’s just a matter of how to get going on it. That was one thing I was really passionate about and that I would like to be able to see what happens after I go. We want to be the Government’s partner on the rollout of that plan,” Bermudez said last week, in a telephone interview with Express Business.