RESIDENTIAL lands expected to be distributed to ex-Caroni (1975) Ltd workers will be cleaned and maintained by the Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) company.
In a press release on Thursday CEPEP stated that it will be assisting the Estate Management and Business Development Company Limited (EMBD) in its preparation for the land distribution in Debe and Couva.
In Picton Settlement, Debe, 111 acres of land will be restored and work will be done on 145 acres of land in Exchange Couva, CEPEP stated. The project began on Wednesday with a total of 16 contractors and 480 CEPEP workers.
CEPEP added that it was also assisting the Ministry of Health by providing ground maintenance for several step-down facilities in Debe, Claxton Bay and Couva, the Ministry of Works and Transport, Highways Division with road maintenance works, the Chaguaramas Development Company, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) with maintenance of the Tetron facility, the Ministry of Education with primary schools and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) centres and all14 regional corporations in different capacities such as bulk waste collection, drainage works and grass cutting.
Chief Executive Officer of CEPEP Keith Eddy said, “The mandate of the company is evolving and our scope of works is changing. We are proud to be able to provide assistance to other state agencies wherever we can and it must also be noted that we also provide similar services to many non-governmental organisations such as senior citizens’ homes and places of worship within communities across the country.”
And Senior Operations Officer Matthew Kailah whose department coordinated the EMBD land restoration project added, “Development is born in the mind and carried by the hands. That is what we do. We conceptualise a scope of work and establish a plan to achieve our goal.”