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for SEPTEMBER 11th 2013
The Siparia Corporation has been
allocated the largest estimated devel-
opment funding---$28.8 million---out
of all the regional bodies in the draft
estimates of Government s 2013-
2014 Development Programme.
This and other information on
expenditure for the various ministries
and state agencies is contained in the
document, one of 11 budget docu-
ments delivered by Finance Minister
Larry Howai on Monday.
In draft estimates for development,
National Security received the largest
amount out of the $3.8 billion allo-
cated in this category, $444.6 mil-
The Tobago House of Assembly
received the second highest ($363.1
million) and Local Government the
third, ($327.1 million).
The revised estimates for 2014 was
less than the 2013 revised estimates
of $516 553,680.
Development funding esti-
mates for the corporations are:
• Port-of-Spain: $20 million.
• Arima: $17.4 million.
• San Fernando: $20.6 mil-
• Point Fortin: $14 mil-
• Chaguanas: $20 mil-
• Diego Martin: $20.4 million.
• San Juan: $18 million.
• Tunapuna/Piarco: $25 million.
• Sangre Grande: $23 million.
• Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo: $26
• Mayaro: $21 million.
• Siparia: $28.8 million.
• Penal/Debe: $23 million.
• Princes Town: $20 million.
The Police Service, which has its
own category in these particular draft
estimates, received $116.4 million
for development programme,
less than its 2013 estimate of
National security develop-
ment estimates include $21
million for purchase of Coast
Guard vessels, $25 mil-
lion for fast patrol boats
(a new item) and a $37
plan for Camp Ogden.
The cost of the CCTV ini-
tiative is $$210.5 million for 2014.
The 2013 estimate was $387 million.
The $25 million citizen security
programme will be funded largely by
the IDB ($17.5 million) and Govern-
ment ($7.5 million).
An estimated $10 million goes to
development of the maximum secu-
Re-organisation of WASA, listed
as a new project, carries an estimated
allocation of $20 million. Replacement
of pipes and leaking mains is ear-
marked for $13 million in estimated
Full study pay leave for teachers
was allocated an estimated $38 mil-
lion. Some $9.2 million is also slated
for arrears on scholarships and $50
million is earmarked for a national
adaptation strategy for the sugar
Nothing has been allocated for the
"construction of Prime Minister s
residence and establishment of the
PM s office in Tobago," though both
were listed in the document.
Some $500,000 was estimated
over 2012-2013 for the former and
$500,000 in 2012 towards the lat-
A driver gets help
to move his car out
of the way after it
stalled in flood
waters on the
Eastern Main Road,
Siparia gets the biggest
slice of corporation pie
• Construction of an official
residence for the Chief Justice: $2
• Accommodation for Anti-
Corruption Bureau: $1 million.
• Retrofitting Tower D for Integrity
• New THA item renovation for the
Chief Secretary's residence:
• 100 new buses: $20 million.
• Equal Opportunity Commission
facility: $1.5 million.
• New Government Printery
relocation/outfitting: $5.1 million
• Equipping Parliament security unit:
• Electronic (ankle bracelet )
monitoring programme: $7 million
• Squatter settlements
regularisation: $46 million
• UWI South Campus: $175 million.
• Renal dialysis programmes: $25
• Hospitals, health centres facilities:
• New project restoration/redesign of
Maracas beach facility: $20 million.
• HIV/Aids co-ordinating programme:
• Development centre for challenged
people: $9 million.
• New project to prepare
architectural designs for
• Chaguaramas boardwalk phase 2:
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