The Proman Group with local subsidiaries MHTL, DeNovo Energy, Industrial Plant Services Limited (IPSL), Process Energy (Trinidad) and Proman AG (Trinidad) has offered support by donating TT$1 million to assist in the relief efforts following last weeks floods.
The group says that the money, channelled through the Living Water Community, will be used to assist families as they get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.
Households affected by flooding will begin getting flat cheques from tomorrow, amounting to $15,000 for households without children and $20,000 for households with children, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced on Thursday.
In addition, Housing Development Corporation (HDC) residents affected by the floods will have their mortgage and rent payments deferred until January 2019, to allow them to have more money to recover.
HDC residents pay mortgages to the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Limited and rent payments are made to the HDC.
As residents of Mafeking Village, Mayaro began clearing their homes after six days of floods, Rio Claro/Mayaro Regional Corporation (RCMRC) chairman Glen Ram said the Government had not done anything to assist the traumatised community.
Minister of Planning and Development Camille Robinson-Regis has received financial support in the form of grant funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards emergency relief efforts for communities affected by the recent flooding.
The sum amounts to US$200,000, which, when converted, is equivalent to approximately TT$1.3 million.
The relief from this grant is to be executed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with local authorities.
Having been hailed as heroes for rescuing over 400 people when floods waters reached the roofs of homes in Kelly Village, the Kalpoo brothers are now combing through the mangrove villages of the Central Plains trying to find families who have not received any help.
Navin Kalpoo, his brother Ravi and their team from Ibis Tours, yesterday went to the back of Sieunarine Trace to find the families who were unreachable because of the floods.