Works Minister Rohan Sinanan says a contractor has already been paid to restart and complete work on the Cedros Bridge and the flood gates before the rainy season but councillor for Cedros Shankar Teelucksingh says "not one black cent" was paid by government.
As such the project which is 90 per cent completed remains at a standstill.
During an interview with Sinanan during a de-silting exercise in Penal this week, Sinanan was asked when the $4.5 million owed to the contractor will be paid and when the Cedros Bridge will be completed.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has discontinued the Riverine Flood Alert for Trinidad and Tobago, with regard to the recent rainfall event.
The Met Services says that information from the Water Resources Agency indicate that water levels in some of the nation’s rivers have receded.
Reports indicate that this morning some areas were still inundated, but with no significant rainfall expected over the next few days, these levels are expected to steadily recede.