Trinidad and Tobago is forging ahead with a comprehensive water sector transformation initiative aimed at enhancing efficiency, quality, sustainability, and resilience, reports BNamericas.
As per notice IDB-P2053226-08/23, recently posted on the procurement portal of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which has approved an $80 million loan for the program, the primary objectives encompass bolstering operational efficiency and service dependability. Additionally, it seeks to cultivate institutional capacity and fortify water-related institutions to enhance governance and accessibility for underserved communities.
The notice underscores the imperative of effectively modernizing and managing water production, transmission, and distribution while curbing water losses through supply stabilization and enhancement. This support aligns with the overarching sector transformation plan and network optimization goals.
To augment supply, the initiative includes the construction of vital infrastructure, the upgrading of five treatment plants, and the drilling of six new wells.
The network optimization phase will be executed in collaboration with a consulting firm, and it encompasses priority projects.
Interested companies looking to participate in this program can reach out to the Water and Sewage Authority's Project Execution Unit at JointPEUSupport@mpu.gov.tt.