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From left: Mr. Stephen Williams - Acting Police Commissioner, Major General (Ret’d) the Honourable Edmund Dillon - Minister of National Security, Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, Wayne Richards - Transport Commissioner, and the Honourable Maxie Cuffie, Minister of Public Administration and Communications
MINISTER SINANAN VISITS BRASSO SECO ON CHRISTMAS EVE
Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport assured residents of the Brasso Seco community that continued relief will be delivered to the areas affected by a deluge of seasonably high rainfall.
The Honourable Minister gave the assurance following a tour on Saturday December 24th, 2016 where he assessed and examined on-going works being carried out by the Ministry of Works and Transport.
While Minister Sinanan pledged the assistance of the Ministry’s resources to repair damage caused by heavy rainfall and landslips, he also reinforced that, “the Government’s duty is to bring services and relief to the citizens in this area and will stop at nothing to make sure that everything is back to normal.”
Minister Sinanan was accompanied on the tour by his wife, who assisted him in spreading Christmas cheer to the community by distributing hampers and toys to residents and children.
MINISTRY OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT (MOWT) -UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI)
COASTAL DATA EXCHANGE
In 2016, the Ministry of Works and Transport signed an agreement with the University of the West Indies to facilitate the sharing of data collected by the Ministry along the east coast of Trinidad. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering leads a wider UWI team on a RDI (Research, Development and Impact) - funded project which is intended to investigate the erosion and flooding hazard on the east coast of Trinidad. This study aims to gather relevant physical data in a comprehensive manner and present said physical evidence in a format that is suitable for referencing, analyses, scientific research, decision support and policy development.
On Monday 12th December 2016 the Ministry, through the Coastal Protection Unit shared several datasets established by the Ministry through the implementation of the Mayaro/Guayaguayare Coastal Study. Such datasets include LIDAR and topographic surveys, beach profiles, bathymetry, wave and current data and sediment data. The Ministry looks forward to continued collaborations with research institutions, in order to ensure that in keeping with Government’s policies, decisions with respect to management of coastal erosion and coastal flooding are data based, scientific, holistic and evidence driven.
For more information on the Ministry’s projects and initiatives to address the increasing vulnerabilities due to coastal erosion and coastal flooding under the Critical Coastal Protection Programme, visit our website at www.mowt.gov.tt or contact the Coastal Protection Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-6797.
WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS 2016
REHABILITATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME
THE MINISTRY OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT WELCOMES
THE NEW MINISTER, SENATOR THE HONOURABLE ROHAN SINANAN
WAVELENGTHS- COASTAL PROTECTION UNIT'S NEWSLETTER
NEW TRAFFIC LAWS THAT WILL AFFECT YOU!
The Ministry of Works and Transport proposes to amend the Legislative Framework governing the Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticketing System and introduce a Demerit Points System in Trinidad and Tobago. This would see the alignment of two pieces of legislation (the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Ch. 48:50 and the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Enforcement and Administration) Act, Ch. 48:52), and the incorporation of legislation provisions for new measures that will affect you. The Ministry of Works and Transport invites members of the public to download the policy document, and submit their comments anonymously on the key features of the Demerit Points System which are proposed.
Download the policy document and comment here.
THE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (NIDCO) PROJECTS
1. Fast Ferry Port in Toco Project
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Works and Transport has mandated the National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) to construct a first class road from Valencia to Toco and a new Fast Ferry Port in Toco. These initiatives will facilitate a fast alternative sea route to and from Tobago from East Trinidad and open up the entire north eastern region of Trinidad for new industrial, residential, eco-tourism and commercial development.
The Port is to be a multi-purpose facility to accommodate (in addition to the Fast Ferry Service between the islands), a Marina (pleasure crafts), a Coast Guard Facility and associated amenities. The Ferry is envisioned to accommodate cars, light commercials vehicles in addition to passengers.
2. NIDCO's Pre-Tender Meeting and Site Visit: Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension to Manzanilla- Phase 1 the Cumuto Junction to the Toco Main Road Highway Project
The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) on behalf of the Ministry of Works and Transport will undertake the construction of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension from Wallerfield to Manzanilla (CRHEM).
The Project involves the construction of approximately 14km of Highway from the Cumuto Junction to the Toco Main Road to freeway standard with a dual two-lane configuration. It is proposed that the Highway will proceed East of Wallerfield, South of the Aripo Savannah, North of the town of Sangre Grande and subsequently proceed in a South Easterly direction to end just beyond the Toco Main Road.
WORLD MARITIME DAY 2016
PLIPDECO'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY INTERFAITH SERVICE
The Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday 16th September, 2016, with an Interfaith Service at the Port Administration Car Park, Port Point Lisas at 9:00 a.m.
TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARDS 2015
June 29th, 2016
Congratulations to all 2015 Road Traffic Safety Awardees!
On Wednesday 30th June, 2016 the Ministry of Works and Transport in collaboration with BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago and Arrive Alive, hosted a Traffic Safety Awards Ceremony in honour of nineteen (19) of the nation’s finest exemplars in road safety awareness and enforcement.
Awardees were hand-picked based on their outstanding performance in their line of duty and commitment to road safety in Trinidad and Tobago for 2015; from the Ministry of Works and Transport, including the Licensing and Traffic Warden Divisions, various divisions of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services of Trinidad and Tobago and Arrive Alive.
Amongst those Awarded were Commissioner of Police (ag) Stephen Williams, for his leadership in Road Safety and Mrs. Sharon Inglefield for her Commitment to Road Safety.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF 'STATE OF THE ART FACILITY':
MINISTER OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT
AS GUEST SPEAKER AT THE
ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN: 'NONE FOR THE ROAD'
HOSTED BY BANKERS INSURANCE AND CHAGUANAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
JUNE 3RD, 2016