Volunteers to build new Guapo Beach Facility
Monday, April 18 2011 @ 08:53 AM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago, the Point Fortin Borough Corporation, and the energy company Atlantic, have joined forces to mobilise volunteers and resources to build what Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh hopes will become the premier beach facility in Trinidad.
Speaking during the sod turning ceremony at Guapo Beach on Friday, Minister Baksh said, "Today's sod turning ceremony is all about community involvement and partnership. Volunteers from the Guapo, Point Fortin area will join corporate volunteers and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers to build what will become one of the most scenic landmarks in this part of the country."
He added, "Having looked at the graphic projection by Eyescream, and aware of the capabilities of the great organisations involved in this project, I have every confidence that the Guapo Beach facility, when completed, will become the premier beach facility in South Trinidad, and rival venues like Maracas, Manzanilla and even Pigeon Point in Tobago.
Minister Baksh said assistance from his Ministry will come through the Clean and Beautify Trinidad and Tobago (C&B T&T) programme, which now forms part of the portfolio of the Ministry of Community Development.
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Habitat for Humanity Chairman Chanka Seeterram, Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh, Atlantic CEO Oscar Prieto, Point Fortin Mayor Clyde Paul, and Habitat for Humanity National Director Jennifer Massiah turn the sod at the construction site for a new Guapo Beach Facility in Guapo, Point Fortin on Friday.