Sunday 5 July, 2020

Completion of Red House restoration on target

Work is progressing on the Red House Restoration Project "on target and on budget". 

This update was given by Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) Noel Garcia.

Garcia was speaking during a news conference at the Corporation's head office in Port of Spain on Wednesday.

The Red House, the original seat of Parliament, has been under restoration for some 20 years.

UDeCOTT assumed responsibility for the project in 2005.

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley said recently that the project would be delivered by the end of the year. 

"Work is progressing. We are on target to complete all of those works by the end of next month. From a UDeCOTT standpoint, we are on target and within budget," Garcia noted.

Garcia was also questioned about the status of the Amerindian bones and artifacts found at the site during the restoration.

Hu­man bone frag­ments and other cultural artifacts were discovered during excavation in 2013.

A Red House Cultural Heritage Team was established to manage all aspects of the historical find.

UDeCOTT Corporate Communications Manager, Roxanne Stapleton-Whyms however said Parliament, not UDeCOTT, is responsible for overseeing the artifacts.

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