Couva/Talparo/Tabaquite Regional Corporation chairman Henry Awong says it is a miracle that the Works and Transport Ministry, on the eve of a citizens-driven road repair initiative in Tabaquite, the ministry found material to partially fix the road.
Government has amended the necessary adjustments to allow for commercial vehicles with a maximum gross weight of 3,200 kgs to be inspected at private inspection stations.
The Ministry of Works and Transport issued the following statement on Tuesday.
"The national community is reminded of Government’s decision on July 5, 2018, to grant a five (5) month moratorium to drivers and owners of motor vehicles to allow sufficient and reasonable time to ensure that their vehicles are lawfully inspected in accordance with the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations.
Employees of the Ministry of Works’ Caroni District office at Woodford Lodge in Chaguanas are calling for the re-implementation of a 24-hour security service on the compound, following Monday night’s incident where two vehicles were believed to have been deliberately set on fire.
The T&T Guardian was told by an eyewitness that at about 9.30 pm, smoke was seen coming from a Pajero SUV and within minutes the entire vehicle burst into flames.
The Ministry of Works and Transport says work will start shortly on the Maracas Beach Facilities Improvement Project – Package I, along the North Coast Road, Maracas Bay.
The proposed works entail the widening of the existing North Coast Road, the introduction of a roundabout, upgrade of the carpark and drainage improvement works within the limits of the Maracas Beach Facility.
The construction period will be between May, 2017 to September, 2017.
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The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) says it is aware of the extensive coastal erosion occurring at Quinam Beach and has been actively monitoring several priority sites across Trinidad via its Coastal Protection Unit.
The Ministry says in a statement that its Critical Coastal Protection Programme has in fact earmarked Quinam Beach along with Cocos Bay (Manzanilla), Cap de Ville and Sans Souci for stabilization works in fiscal year 2016/2017.
The Ministry of Works is inviting persons who are impacted by coastal erosion due to rough seas, to contact the Ministry as soon as possible.
The Ministry issued a statement in that regard today.
"The Ministry of Works and Transport invites members of the public who may feel the impact of coastal erosion which may be exacerbated due to the recent rough seas bulletin issued by the Trinidad and
Tobago Meteorological Service, to make a report to the Coastal Protection Unit.