Work ongoing to prevent repeat of Greenvale mess

Min­is­ter of Works and Trans­port Ro­han Sinanan has said his Min­istry is work­ing to en­sure that last year's dev­as­tat­ing flood­ing at the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion's Green­vale hous­ing de­vel­op­ment does not hap­pen again.

Many Green­vale res­i­dents, who oc­cu­py hous­ing units and apart­ments south of La Hor­quet­ta, are still re­build­ing in the wake of last year dis­as­ter.

Sev­er­al res­i­dents have aban­doned their homes while oth­ers are wary the next rainy sea­son could spell dan­ger.

"(We are) leav­ing no stone un­turned to en­sure that what hap­pened in Green­vale does not hap­pen again," said Sinanan on Wednes­day.

He said he was sched­uled to meet with of­fi­cials of the Drainage Di­vi­sion of the Min­istry of Works to fi­nalise plans for re­me­di­al work in Green­vale — both at the de­vel­op­ment and near­by rivers.

Trib­u­taries from the Ca­roni Riv­er and the Ari­ma Riv­er con­tributed to the sud­den rise of the floods last Oc­to­ber. Many res­i­dents were trapped in their homes and were un­able to se­cure any of their be­long­ings.

Sinanan de­clined to com­ment on re­cent dis­missal of work­ers from the Galleons Pas­sage, stat­ing the work­ers were not even di­rect­ly em­ployed by NID­CO and as such he could not speak on the mat­ter.

Reporter: Peter Christopher

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