Thursday 29 October, 2020

PM opens Moruga agro-processing plant

Photo courtesy the Office of the Prime Minister.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was on-hand to open the country's first agro-processing park in Moruga earlier this week.

According to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Rowley officially opened the Moruga Agro-Processing and Light Industrial Park on July 14, 2020. 

The OPM said the park will allow farmers and agro-processors in south-west Trinidad to process their products and help build food security. 

The statement said the facility will cater for light manufacturing and created close to 100 jobs during its construction.

The OPM said additional opportunities for employment will be generated when fully occupied as the Park is expected to create 'countless prospects' for business.

The Park consists of 11 developed land lots: five lots for purpose-built factory shells available for leasing, while six are developed sites for leasing.

The OPM said the facility has 'essential infrastructural facilities necessary for conducting business, such as an established road network and all necessary utilities'.

The five factory shells at the Park are also outfitted with offices, washrooms and cold storage spaces where needed.

Others who attended the event include Minister Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat, Trade Ministry Paula gopee-Scoon and Minister in the Education Ministry Dr Lovell Francis. 

According to InvesTT, the Park includes five factory shells for peppers, cocoa, fish, root crops and fruit.

According to InvesTT, each tenant is responsible for obtaining regulatory approvals, for example, Town and Country Planning, Water and Sewerage Authority, particularly, where specific processes will be applied.

Tenants are responsible for overall security and maintenance of the Park, and factory shells may be shared by more than one tenant.

For more information contact InvesTT on 225-4688 or 224-1989, or email 

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