Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trees, flowers to beautify nation’s highways soon

A drive along the Uriah Butler and Solomon Hochoy highways will be soon be a scenic one as flowers and trees will be planted along the median.

Works and Infrastructure Minister Suruj Rambachan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday with CEPEP at the Ministry’s Port of Spain office, for the maintenance and upkeep of the highway median.

According to Rambachan, from the top of the Uriah Butler Highway right down to San Fernando some 800 clumps will be planted on the median.

He said 800 dwarf bougainvilleas other trees in the centre will be planted.

“So when you are driving down there the appeal to the eye will be really beautiful and that project will be starting sometime after Carnival,” he said.

Rambachan also commended CEPEP workers for their efforts in keeping the communities clean.

“You are working for six hours in the hot sun. You are working under very difficult conditions and some of us who sit down in air-conditioned offices, sometimes we hear people complaining they see a CEPEP worker standing by the roadside doing nothing,” he said.

“But if you work for six hours in the hot sun you are expected to have some kind of physical relief and believe it or not, it is very difficult to get people to want to do this kind of work in the country and again because of that reason...we must commend CEPEP,” added Rambachan.