Media Releases


Ministry of Works and Transport - University of the West Indies Coastal Data Exchange

24 Nov 2016

In 2016, the Ministry of Works and Transport signed an agreement with the University of the West Indies to facilitate the sharing of data collected by the Ministry along the east coast of Trinidad. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering leads a wider UWI team on a RDI (Research, Development and Impact) - funded project which is intended to investigate the erosion and flooding hazard on the east coast of Trinidad. This study aims to gather relevant physical data in a comprehensive manner and present said physical evidence in a format that is suitable for referencing, analyses, scientific research, decision support and policy development.

Launch of Freeport to Couva Parallel Access Road and Beaucarro Road Tour

18 Nov 2016

On Friday 18th November, 2016 the Minister of Works and Transport, Senator the Honourable, Rohan Sinanan launched the Freeport to Couva Parallel Access Road, and also conducted a site tour of on-going drainage and road works at Beaucarro Road, Freeport and a site tour of Mosquito Creek.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016

17 Nov 2016

​The World Health Organization reminds usthat,"road deaths and injuries are sudden, violent and traumatic experiences. Their grief and impact are long-lasting, often permanent." For this reason, Iam honoured to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on this third Sunday in the month of November. Let us all understand the power of collaboration in the spirit of hope and realize that when we work together: drivers, pedestrians, special interest groups like Arrive Alive and government can make travel on our roads much safer for all.

Public Statement- Coastal Protection Unit of MOWT Advises Extreme caution following recent long period swells

20 Oct 2016

The Coastal Protection Unit of the Ministry of Works and Transport supports a safe environment for those who enjoy the amenities of the coast, and wishes to advise the public of the  importance of following advisories from the Office of Disaster and Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and other national agencies for sea bathers and fisher folk to exercise extreme caution when venturing into or near rough seas.

PLIPDECO'S 50th Anniversary Interfaith Service

16 Sep 2016

The Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday 16th September, 2016, with an Interfaith Service at the Port Administration Car Park, Port Point Lisas at 9:00 a.m. 

Licensing Office working to clear backlog of Taxi Badge Applications

23 Aug 2016

Licensing Office working to clear backlog of Taxi Badge Applications

NIDCO: Public Notice: Construction Works on the Southern section of the Beetham Culvert #5

27 Jul 2016

The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) in partnership with the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to advise the Public that major construction works on the Southern section of the Beetham Culvert #5 running across the Beetham Highway at location East of the entrance to the Beetham Landfill, will start on Friday 29th July 2016 and end by Thursday 4th August, 2016

Driving regulations exams now available to the hearing impaired community of Trinidad and Tobago

25 Jul 2016

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing Impaired (TTAHI), the Deaf Empowerment and Advancement Foundation (DEAF) and the Caribbean Sign Language Center for Leadership (CSLCL) have designed a special regulations exam; that will today, for the first time in Trinidad and Tobago, enable ten (10) hearing impaired citizens to sit driving regulations exams at the Licensing Division, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

Maritime Services Division Cracks Down on Unlicensed and Unregistered Party Boats

14 Jul 2016

In an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable maritime environment for the general public, the Maritime Services Division, Ministry of Works and Transport, wishes to advise all ship owners and operators, as well as Party Boat promoters and patrons, of the legal requirements for the safe operation of Party Boats or Passenger Vessels in the waters of Trinidad and Tobago, as follows:

Traffic Safety Awards 2015

30 Jun 2016

On Wednesday 30th June, 2016 the Ministry of Works and Transport in collaboration with BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago and Arrive Alive, hosted a Traffic Safety Awards Ceremony in honour of nineteen (19) of the nation’s finest exemplars in road safety awareness and enforcement.



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