The Ministry of Works and Transport has responded to the protest action at North Oropouche Road in Sangre Grande.
In a media release a short while ago, the Ministry noted that the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) as well as its Drainage Division have been engaged to address the current situation.
“The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) is aware and has been paying close attention to recent protest action conducted at North Oropouche Road, Sangre Grande.
As it relates to the impacted area, reports have indicated that the roadway was affected by a leaking Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), water line which has impeded vehicular access.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is currently addressing the situation and the ministry will continue to monitor the situation.”
The release said further that while the Drainage Division does have an existing project in the area to improve the river channel, the current challenges the residents are affected by are as a direct result of the leaking water main.
“It should be noted that WASA has engaged a contractor to repair the leak. The MOWT will continue to monitor ongoing repair works undertaken by WASA and ensure that the road is reinstated to an acceptable level when the project is completed.”
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