National Clean-Up Campaign moves to Port of Spain

Caption: Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein. (File Photo)

January 19, 2017: The National Clean-Up Campaign will continue this weekend with the launch in the city of Port of Spain on Saturday 21st January, 2017. Residents are encouraged to clean out their surroundings and put out their bulk and white waste on Friday evening as collection will take place over Saturday and Sunday.

Minister Kazim Hosein repeated his call to action for volunteers and corporate partners in the city of Port of Spain to get involved with the clean-up efforts, requesting that people come out to assist in the loading of trucks, especially on streets which are too narrow for large machinery to maneuver. “We are calling on all volunteers with equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks, skid steer loaders, tractors and excavators to join the effort to cut overgrown lots, remove derelict vehicles, demolish dilapidated structures, take down illegal signage, and clear bulk and white waste. The volunteerism we saw in Diego Martin was fantastic and we want to continue and deepen that spirit of volunteerism in every community as we move across the country.”

From Port of Spain, the National Clean-Up Campaign will move on to the San Juan/Laventille region on January 28th, 2017 before moving southward into the borough of Chaguanas. The Port of Spain Launch event will take place at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Saturday 21st January at 8:30am. All are encouraged to come out and get involved in the clean-up of the city. Let’s Team Up to Clean Up!

 

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For further information please contact:

Corporate Communications Unit

Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government

868-628-8285

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