House of Representatives


Private Motion: Reactivation of Construction Projects

House of Representatives - 1st Session - 5th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the construction sector is one of the largest contributors to employment in Trinidad and Tobago; and

WHEREAS official Central Statistical Office (CSO) statistics indicate that there are approximately 30,000 unemployed persons in the sector at present; and

WHEREAS the former Government, the previous People's National Movement (PNM) administration, had allocated resources and had undertaken the required preparatory work for a number of major construction projects to commence and/or continue in 1996; and

WHEREAS the present Government has suspended, terminated or otherwise cancelled several of these construction projects, thereby reducing the potential for employment in the construction sector:

BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House condemn this action by the present Government and urge the Government to reactivate the construction projects which have been suspended, terminated or cancelled: and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House also urge the Government to present to this House a credible policy for the initiation and development of public sector construction programmes for the generation of employment in that sector and for the refurbishment and/or upgrading of the national physical infrastructure.

(By the Member for Diego Martin East)

28 Jun 1996
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Colm Imbert [Diego Martin East] [Opposition Member]
2.Mr. Trevor Sudama [Oropouche] [Minister of Planning and Development]
26 Jul 1996
House Debate - Day 2Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Dr. Vincent Lasse [Point Fortin] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable John Humphrey [St. Augustine] [Minister of Housing and Settlements]
3.Mr. Eric Williams [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Member]
4 Oct 1996
House Debate - Day 3Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Sadiq Baksh [Minister of Works and Transport]
2.The Honourable Jarrette Narine [Arouca North] [Opposition Member]
3.Senator the Honourable Finbar Gangar [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]
4.Mr. Hedwige Bereaux [La Brea] [Opposition Member]
5.The Honourable Dr. Reeza Mohammed [Princes Town] [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources]