Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:52:55 +0000
New police HQ coming in Sea Lots
IN fiscal 2021, infrastructural upgrades are planned for several facilities used by the police, including a new police headquarters in Port of Spain.
According to the Public Sector Investment Programme 2021, "These projects, once completed are geared towards reducing the fear and incidents of crime all together, while improving accountability and service delivery to the citizens of TT."
Approximately 80 people are expected to be employed during these projects.
The PSIP said to save on rental cost in and around Port of Spain and to consolidate its key operations under one roof, the police will establish a new headquarters at Abattoir Road, Sea Lots. The building will house Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, deputy commissioners and the heads of all of the police's intelligence and investigative units.
The estimated cost of this project is $243.8 million.
The proposed works for 2021 include completing designs and procuring a main contractor. An allocation of $15 million will be provided to cover the cost of designs and the construction contract, initiate the tender procurement process, site preparation, foundation and preparatory works and the start of construction.
In the meantime, upgrade work will continue at the existing pol