Sunday 25 August, 2019

Gov't, BPTT meet to discuss issues relating to Galeota contractors

A meeting has been held between members of the government and representatives of BP Trinidad and Tobago to discuss the unfolding situation regarding Galeota based contractors and related issues in the Mayaro/Guayaguayare community.

This was revealed via statement by the Ministry of Energy on Wednesday.

The focus of the meeting was for the Government to obtain a clear understanding of the issues involved in order to properly evaluate the situation in relation to all parties. As such, BPTT outlined in detail what the current issues are from the company’s perspective.

The focus of the meeting was for the government to obtain a clear understanding of the issues involved in order to properly evaluate the situation in relation to all parties. As such, BPTT outlined in detail what the current issues are from the company’s perspective.

According to the release, the government is particularly concerned about local content in the energy sector, including the engagement of community-based contracting services and the overall impact Energy companies have in their fence-line communities.

The statement said the government plans to meet with the other stakeholders involved and hopes to bring an amicable settlement to this matter, in the interest of all parties and the Mayaro/ Guayaguayare community.

Present at the meeting was Minister of National Security, Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan, along with the president of BPTT Claire Fitzpatrick and Vice President of Corporate Operations, Giselle Thompson.

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