UNC Leader unveils 12 projects aimed at creating jobs


    UNC Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has promised to create 100,000 jobs once her party is re-elected as Government.

    Speaking at a public meeting in Couva on Sunday afternoon, she revealed a draft National Economic Recovery and Diversification Masterplan 2020-2025.

    She said, “At the heart of that plan is diversification. We cannot continue to put our eggs in the same basket of the energy sector.”

    As such, she said, the party has identified 12 “prosperity engines” spread across Trinidad and Tobago.

    These are:

    1. Brechin Castle Agro-Processing Complex
    2. St. Madeleine Manufacturing Facility
    3. East/West Corridor Biotechnology Manufacturing
    4. Sevilla Digital Innovation Park
    5. Tamana ‘SolarTech’ Renewable Energy Park
    6. West Port of Spain ‘Trinidad Creative Arts Street/Area’
    7. East Port of Spain Steelpan Manufacturing Facility
    8. Piarco Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Operations Hub
    9. Cedros Special Economic Zone
    10. Point Galeota Energy Logistics Hub
    11. Plymouth International Cruise Ship/Marina Complex
    12. Tobago’s First Locally Branded Hotel

    Mrs Persad-Bissessar says, to find money for these projects and to avoid straining the treasury, public/private partnerships will be utilised.