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2017 Projects

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 NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (NIDCO)

 THE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (NIDCO) PROJECTS

1. Fast Ferry Port in Toco Project

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Works and Transport has mandated the National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) to construct a first class road from Valencia to Toco and a new Fast Ferry Port in Toco. These initiatives will facilitate a fast alternative sea route to and from Tobago from East Trinidad and open up the entire north eastern region of Trinidad for new industrial, residential, eco-tourism and commercial development.

The Port is to be a multi-purpose facility to accommodate (in addition to the Fast Ferry Service between the islands), a Marina (pleasure crafts), a Coast Guard Facility and associated amenities. The Ferry is envisioned to accommodate cars, light commercials vehicles in addition to passengers.  

2. NIDCO's Pre-Tender Meeting and Site Visit: Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension to Manzanilla- Phase 1 the Cumuto Junction to the Toco Main Road Highway Project

The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) on behalf of the Ministry of Works and Transport will undertake the construction of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension from Wallerfield to Manzanilla (CRHEM).

The Project involves the construction of approximately 14km of Highway from the Cumuto Junction to the Toco Main Road to freeway standard with a dual two-lane configuration. It is proposed that the Highway will proceed East of Wallerfield, South of the Aripo Savannah, North of the town of Sangre Grande and subsequently proceed in a South Easterly direction to end just beyond the Toco Main Road.

ADDITIONAL NIDCO PROJECTS
• Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin Project
• Moruga Road Rehabilitation Project
• Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension to Manzanilla (CHREM)
• Valencia to Toco Highway
• Maracas Beach Facilities Improvement Project
• Fast Ferry Port in Toco
• Diego Martin Highway/Western Main Road
• Port of Spain East West Corridor Improvement Project (Curepe Interchange and the Replacement of Pashley and Wharton Culverts along Highway

COASTAL PROTECTION PROJECTS
• Quinam Coastal Protection Works
• Cocos Bay Shoreline Stabilization Works
• Cap-De- Ville Shoreline Stabilization Works
• Sans Souci Shoreline Stabilization Works

CRITICAL DRAINAGE PROJECTS
• Rehabilitation Works on:-
• Diego Martin River in the vicinity of Morne Coco Road Bridge
• Diego Martin River
• Maraval River in the vicinity of One Woodbrook Place and Rapsey Street to Saddle Road

BRIDGE PROJECTS
• 62 bridges have been identified for repair throughout Trinidad and Tobago
• Cabinet also approved the construction of 12 additional bridges

PROGRAMME FOR UPGRADING ROADS EFFICIENCY
• 126 active projects which include:-
• Traffic Management Measures
• Building of Pedestrian overpasses
• Slope Stabilization projects
• Road rehabilitation Projects
• Concrete and Drainage Works

HIGHWAYS DIVISION PROJECTS
• Maintenance and Rehabilitation of the following:-
2135KM of Highways and Main Roads
408,609M paved and 1, 151,638m earthen drains
894 bridges and 480 landslips
• 7 projects distributed across eight districts:-
Reconstruction of cylindrical culvert crossings and open box drains, pedestrian foot paths
The repair of landslips using reinforced concrete retaining walls
• Through MOWT’S 623-mend (623-6263 Issues Hotline over 760 potholes have been repaired across Trinidad)


MARITIME SERVICES DIVISION PROJECTS
• The establishment of standing committee that will focus on: Port Operations and new maritime investment projects
• The formulation of a frame work submitted to Cabinet for the expansion of Ship to Ship (Transhipment) and lay up (Cold Stacking) in the Gulf of Paria
• The Review of the Shipping Act to transform the Maritime Services Division to a Maritime Authority

TRANSPORT DIVISION PROJECTS
• Modernization and upgrade of all Licensing Offices across Trinidad and Tobago
• Implementation of an Online Driver’s Permit Verification System
• Implementation of a Online Vehicle Validation System
• Implementation of the New Driving Permit System in Trinidad and Tobago
• Commissioning of the new Licensing Head Office in Caroni spearheading Legislative Reform: Demerit Points System, Red-Light Enforcement System, Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticketing System and Spot Speed Camera Enforcement System

TRAFFIC WARDEN DIVISION
• $17 Million in Estimated Revenue
• 14,000 Fixed Penalty Notices Issued
• Collaboration with key stakeholder’s to make advancement in :- Road Safety Education, Disaster Management and Traffic Management


THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT BRANCH
STRATEGIC MEASURES TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY
The Ministry of Works and Transport remains active in the execution of several strategic measures to improve road safety, in the areas of legislative reform, other targeted safety measures on the road and continuous public education. These ground breaking laws that will introduce new systems such as:-

• Revision of the existing Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act


• The Demerit Points System (For every traffic violation demerit points will be assigned to one’s driver’s permit to suspend the driving permit of a regularly errant driver.)


• Reform of the Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticketing System


• An increase of the speed limit from 80 km/h to 100km/h


• 40 back-up power supply stations for traffic signalized intersections


• 35 Red Light Cameras

• The Provision of road studs on highways and main roads


• The increased road markings on the highways and shoulders

• The improvement of areas defined as “Black spots” and the use of more “Caution” signs

• Monitoring of the road surface on highways and roadways


• Spot Speed Camera Enforcement System


• 15 LIDAR speed measuring devices


• The upgrade of obsolete traffic equipment


• The implementation of 25 zebra crossings


• The use of the Barrier Systems


• The continuous inspection of roads and road conditions

• Collaboration with public utilities stakeholders


• Reforming the Regulations System by digitized process


• The deployment of Traffic Wardens and Motor Vehicle Officers on the nation’s roads and Highways to enforce the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act Chapter 48:50


• The implementation of MOWT’s Outreach Engagement Strategy: The delivery of public education lessons/ sessions on road safety and motor vehicle safety at schools, private companies and government institutions by Traffic Wardens and Motor Vehicle Officers (Licensing Officers)


• Public awareness and educational features on the MOWT’s social media pages

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF PROGRAMME:

  • The provision of training and temporary employment

  • The deployment of clean up groups to assist with routine, disaster and emergency clean-up exercises

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE CORPORATION (PTSC) PROJECTS
• PTSC to acquire 35 new buses, 15 will be allocated to Tobago

AIR PORTS AUTHORITY
• Design and construction of the new ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago
• The procurement of a new-build Fast Ferry

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