Minister Regis updates citizens on ‘The Revitalisation Project’

Minister of Planning and Development- Robinson-Regis, updated the citizens on the plans to re-develop the Port-of-Spain and said, "The project seeks to make Ariapita Avenue a premier residential economic and leisure zone that would help promote T&T as a formidable tourist destination."

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago’s – Minister of Planning and Development- Robinson-Regis, updated the citizens on the plans to re-develop the Port-of-Spain and said, “The project seeks to make Ariapita Avenue a premier residential economic and leisure zone that would help promote T&T as a formidable tourist destination.”

She further announced that this initiative is taken by the government, and this plan would bring back life to the city and infrastructural activity.

On this, she cited, “While this initiative is being driven by the government, it would largely depend on private sector input and involvement.”

“This re-development plan would bring life back into the city through strategic development and infrastructural activity.”

Following the statements, she said, “I can report this evening that the tendering process for the Piccadily Street housing project, Salvatori Building and Memorial Plaza development has already begun, and the planning activities are also in train for the re-development of City Gate, a localised tram system and the Foreshore Green Park.”

Even though we are grappling with COVID-19, Robinson Regis said, “Now was a suitable time to develop the area to serve as another means of economic diversification.”

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister- Dr Keith Rowley, announced the Port of Spain Revitalization Project on November 16, 2020. For this project, a Revitalisation of the Port-of-Spain Ministerial Committee has been congregated.

The Committee conducted its first meeting on December 9, 2020. Minister Robinson Regis is the chairperson of this Ministerial Committee.

The Port of Spain Revitalisation Project aims at establishing the capital as a premier location for commerce, entertainment and culture, which would have a high appeal for residents and international visitors.

According to the Minister of Planning and Development- Robinson-Regis, “This Revitalisation Project also intends to increase the number of habitants within the Port-of-Spain, which has reduced over the years.”

This Revitalisation Project is aligned to the Government’s attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11), making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.