Responding to the announcement that the San Fernando Waterfront Project is about to begin, UNC Shadow Minister of Works and Transport Suruj Rambachan has called on the government to be more transparent and provide clarity as to how the $10million allocated in the 2018 Budget will be spent on the initial phase of the project.
In a media release, Mr. Rambachan said, The Minister of Planning was very vague, as to what will be accomplished with the $10 million.
He said there must be identifiable projects with timelines to avoid what he called the nebulous environment, which characterized the announcement.
Dr. Rambachan said the UNC welcomes the idea of the redevelopment of San Fernando, but added that the cost overrun syndrome must be avoided in a time of scarcity.
Dr. Rambachan and the UNC are also calling for an assurance that the historical buildings will not be demolished Willy-nilly, but will be integrated into the newer aspects of the project.
“This country,”he asserted, “has had a low value on its Historical assets.”