Saturday 15 December, 2018

PM meets with IDB President

Photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley met today with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, along with Permanent Secretary Joanne Deoraj, IDB Senior Counselor Ayleen Alleyne-Ovid, Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, IDB’s Country Representative Rocio Medina-Bolivar, Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses, Minister in Finance Ministry Allyson West, IDB’s Country Economist Lodewijk Smets and IDB’s Chief of Operations Carina Cockburn.

Photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley met today with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, along with Permanent Secretary Joanne Deoraj, IDB Senior Counselor Ayleen Alleyne-Ovid, Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, IDB’s Country Representative Rocio Medina-Bolivar, Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses, Minister in Finance Ministry Allyson West, IDB’s Country Economist Lodewijk Smets and IDB’s Chief of Operations Carina Cockburn.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley paid a visit to President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, to discuss funding for various projects including the San Fernando Waterfront. 

In a statement, the Office of the Prime Minister said Dr Rowley and a team of accompanying ministers and other Government officials met on November 19, 2018, with a high-level team from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Moreno led the team of officials who represented the bank at the meeting which was held at the Diplomatic Centre, La Fantasie, St Anns.

"Included on the agenda for discussion at the meeting were the new sovereign guarantee loans currently in the pipeline for 2019, the status of the negotiations for the loans for the construction and outfitting of Early Childhood Centres in Tobago and the loan for the upgrading and revitalisation of urban areas in Trinidad, most notably the East Port-of-Spain and Piccadilly areas."

The OPM said innovation and E-Government initiatives also formed an integral part of the discussions.

The new developmental projects for Trinidad and Tobago were also discussed, including the San Fernando Waterfront, the La Brea Dry Docking Facility, and the development of the tourism product for Tobago, which includes marina facilities and the Sandals project.

Dr Rowley was accompanied by Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, who serves in the role of Governor of the IDB, Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Allyson West, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning and Development Ms Joanne Deoraj and Ms Ayleen Alleyne-Ovid

The IDB President Moreno was accompanied by the IDB Country Representative resident in Trinidad Ms Rocio Medina-Bolivar, Country Economist Mr Lodewijk Smets and Chief of Operations Ms Carina Cockburn.

 

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