Sinanan: Brisk development in Barataria/San Juan contributing to flooding
The trinidad Guardian / Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says the level of development activity taking place in the Barataria/San Juan constituency without any improvement in the infrastructure of the area is contributing to flooding in the area and also proving a challenge to the ministry.

He was speaking at the first leg of his triple tour of Barataria/San Juan, Central and South constituencies beginning at the WASA water pumps at El Socorro Road South Extension in San Juan, yesterday.

Sinanan said "What we're trying to do now is to try to continue the maintenance of the area, improve the infrastructure.

"We do have some challenges with the pumps we see behind me here and some of the gates.

"The ministry is now doing an inventory of all the pumps and gates to ensure that a proper programme for the maintenance of equipment is put in place."

He said for years equipment was left lying idle and most had detiorated to the point where they had to be replaced.

When asked by reporters on an update about the ferry service to Tobago, Sinanan said there was a tender out for a new passenger vessel which will take the slack off the three vessels that can be rotated to drydock for repairs.

Sinanan: Brisk development in Barataria/San Juan contributing to flooding

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