MP Haynes held virtual meet with officials of Couva, Tabaquite and Talparo

Anita Haynes- Member of Parliament for Tabaquite at the office of the parliament of Trinidad and Tobago held a virtual meeting with senior officials of the Couva, Tabaquite, Talparo regional corporation to discuss the corporation's readiness. 

Trinidad and Tobago: Anita Haynes- Member of Parliament for Tabaquite at the office of the parliament of Trinidad and Tobago held a virtual meeting with senior officials of the Couva, Tabaquite, Talparo regional corporation to discuss the corporation’s readiness. 

She stated, “As the rainy season approaches, numerous constituents have expressed their concerns over potential flooding. In fact, several residents have not received compensation for losses experienced in the past few years for which this virtual meeting was conducted.”

She added, “This morning, in taking a proactive stance to this year’s rainy season, I despite a lack of financial resources and fully functional equipment, the – CTTRC’s preparations for the rainy season are well underway. For example,- clearance of minor waterways continues as well as communication with the Ministry of Works and Transport to clear major watercourses.”

“The Corporation has also identified infrastructural developments required to increase drainage capacity throughout the region. This is but one feature of a long term strategy to relieve flooding in the region.”

Following the statement, she asserted, “Additionally, some innovative solutions to address ongoing challenges are being introduced. For example, – the Corporation is in the process of converting one of its vehicles into a water truck to help relieve issues with water supply.”

“I wish to thank the corporation, not only for accepting my request to discuss these items but also for offering thorough updates on their efforts and challenges thus far.”

She further thanked the CEO and cited, “Thank you very much to corporation CEO, – Mrs Satragie Maharaj, as well as Chairman Henry Awong.”

Special thanks as well to the various unit heads and representatives for providing key updates on efforts related to:-

  •  Disaster Management
  •  Public Health and Sanitation
  •  Engineering 

She concluded, “Through my office, I would continue to advocate for the required support from central government so that constituents can feel more secure as the rains begin. I would also provide updates to constituents as we continue to plan a more proactive approach to this rainy season.”