The sod has been turned at Camp La Romain for the construction of new living accommodations for the Second Infantry Battalion of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment.
The facility will accommodate approximately 200 persons, and will be outfitted with beds, locker rooms, toilet and shower facilities, as well as a recreation area.
It will also include walk-in freezers and chillers, a butcher’s space, serving bays, a pantry and modern commercial-type kitchen equipment.
According to National Security Minister Young, the project is part of a larger development plan for Camp La Romain, to allow for a greater military presence and sense of security in south Trinidad.
He says the new facility will enhance capabilities for critical energy infrastructure protection and border security, while also providing support to law enforcement and inter-agency operations.