One environmental group in Toco is appealing to the state not to ignore proper consultations on the planned port for the rural area.
The call comes from Stakeholders Against the Destruction for Toco following a statement by Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan in which he indicated that cabinet has approved the construction of the port in Toco to service the Tobago sea bridge.
The Minister added that a consultant is already on board and tender documents for contractors to bid to build the port are expected to go out shortly.
Minister Sinanan made the announcement while addressing members of the Arima Business Association during a breakfast meeting last week.
Steven Mc Clatchie, SAD for Toco Chairman, while speaking with our newsroom noted that the group is not opposed to the development but stated the need for detailed interaction with the residents.
He also expressed concern about funding for the development as well as environmental issues that may arise.