Flood Pump System in Port of Spain Successful

RELEASE DATE: 11 Dec 2019

On Wednesday 11th December, 2019, Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport and a technical team from the Ministry, visited the PoS pump site outside the PTSC terminal to see the pump in full operation. The new pump site has greatly aided in the alleviation of flooding outside City Gate, and in PoS in general. During the Media briefing Minister Sinanan said, the Gov­ern­ment is work­ing on a medi­um to long term plan which will see large au­to­mat­ic pumps like the one in­stalled at South Quay, in oth­er parts of the coun­try. We are work­ing with the An­dean De­vel­op­ment Bank to take all of our work plans such as the Oropouche Basin Study, the Nar­i­va Study and the South Oropouche Study and cre­ate a work pro­gramme for us”. The Min­is­ter added, “some of the medi­um-term plans might be to open up new chan­nels which could take two to three years to get done and then cre­at­ing re­ten­tion ponds take a lit­tle longer time but that doesn’t mean you can’t start work im­me­di­ate­ly”. Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Min­is­ter of the Works and Transport said since the pump’s in­stal­la­tion in 2018 there has been no ma­jor flood­ing at City Gate.