The majority of National Energy’s major infrastructural projects are funded through the Government’s Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP). Under the programme, the Government makes budgetary allocations to state entities for capital investment undertakings. In this regard, a PSIP team led by Mr. Randy Maurice, Senior Energy Analyst in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI), visited the Port of Galeota on Friday, 10 February 2017. The team was comprised of representatives of MEEI as well as the Ministry of Planning and Development.
The purpose of the visit was to allow the PSIP team to see first-hand how the funds were being used in delivering value-added infrastructure and by extension, creating value for the people of Trinidad and Tobago. The tour commenced with a safety orientation followed by a presentation on the Port by Manager (Ag.) Business and Technical Support, Mr. Vijai Lal. The team was then taken on a tour of the facility which included:
The cross-ministerial delegation, who also visited the La Brea Industrial Estate and the Port of Brighton in 2016, was impressed with the work that National Energy is doing. They were also grateful for the company’s continued cooperation and timely updates to facilitate their monitoring of projects.
- The backland acreage
- The 1.2 km long access road which was constructed as part of the new port
- Berth 5, which dedicated exclusively to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
- The warehouse construction in progress