POS in Urban Decay

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By Prior Beharry

THE Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDECOTT) is mandated with the revitalisaion of Port-of-Spain.

This was revealed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley speaking at the Spotlight on Urban Development on Monday.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Photo: Azlan Mohammed


He said the revilatisation of Port-of-Spain will advance the image of the capital city to provide a quality environment for residents, local visitors and international tourists.

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Dr Rowley said UDECOTT has engaged NLBA Architects Limited to:

  • Review of the previous development plans for Port-of-Spain;
  • Analysis of current conditions in and around Port-of-Spain;
  • Development of a conceptual master plan for the revitalisation of Port-of-Spain;
  • Development of a presentation for public consultations which began on September 18, 2019;
  • Identification of priority projects in both the public and private sector that would stimulate this development and could commence in the short term;
  • Finalisation of the master plan; and
  • Provision of implementation plan for the revitalisation of Port-of-Spain on a phased basis.
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The prime minister said Port-of-Spain was experiencing considerable urban decay.

He said, “This condition has manifested itself in a myriad of challenges such as reduced private sector investment, depopulation, abandonment and decrepit infrastructure, unemployment, destitution and high levels of crime.”



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