Minister Robinson-Regis Halts Revitalization Works on Ariapita Avenue Amid Concerns by some Residents
As Minister of Housing and Urban Development with responsibility for the revitalisation of Port-of-Spain and development of our urban centres, I have, over time, held discussions with my colleagues the Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, the Honourable Randall Mitchell and the Member of Parliament for Port of Spain South, The Honourable Keith Scotland regarding the plans for the revitalization of Port-of -Spain, specifically the upgrade of Ariapita Avenue and some areas of Woodbrook.
Despite having already held five Consultations with Stakeholders on the Ariapita Avenue and Woodbrook Revitalisation works, I have taken note of the recent concerns of a group of Woodbrook Residents on the work proposed for the Police Post and the bathroom facilities. It is clear that we need to have further consultations as there still seems to be some misunderstandings, particularly in relation to the proposed works for Adam Smith Square.
In conjunction with the Minister, the MP and UDECOTT we will arrange to have another meeting at the earliest convenience with these residents to try and alleviate their concerns. I have therefore asked for these works to be halted pending this meeting.
In the meantime, however, upgrade works to the side-walks, lighting and general street scape will continue.