Citizens urged to becomes partners in development
Public Utilities Minister Senator Robert Le Hunte has urged citizens to become active participants in the country’s development.
The Minister made the call as he turned on the lights at the Lisas Gardens Play Park facility on Thursday evening. The park located at Parrot Avenue, Lisas Boulevard West in Couva is the latest facility to benefit from T&TEC’s on-going public lighting initiative, and was installed at a cost of just over 350 thousand dollars.
To date, T&TEC has installed over 394 such projects across the country, with the Lisas Play Park being the fifth facility to be illuminated in the Couva area. It will serve the people residents of Lisas Gardens and neighbouring communities.
Minister Le Hunte commended the community for its tenacity in partnering with the Government to ensure the project was brought to fruition, noting that strong and healthy communities are the bedrock of the nation.
T&TEC’s Chairman, Keith Sirju said the project involved the installation of sixteen (16) 1500- hundred watt floodlights mounted on four 17- meter high poles, and is expected to enable reduced disruption in outdoor activities during the transition from day to evening hours.
He said not only will children and adults have additional hours of play and exercise time, but opportunities for social activities, all aimed at making the community a more cohesive one.
He added, T& TEC’s Central Distribution is focused on improving customer service, as well as undertaking several projects to improve the quality and reliability of supply to the area.
Also speaking at commissioning ceremony were Housing Minister Edmund Dillon, and Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development Senator Jennifer Baptiste – Primus.