The National Infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) says the Galleons Passage is on track to arrive in the country on Monday, one week from today.
Responding to questions from the T&T Guardian yesterday Nidco officials insisted that the vessel is scheduled to depart Cuba “according to schedule, to meet its arrival date.”
However, there was no response to queries on whether the installation of the canopy had been completed.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert says he hopes misinformation about the Galleons Passage will finally be put to rest.
Today Minister Imbert laid all documents in the Parliament related to the acquisition of the vessel.
It comes just days after the Opposition moved a motion demanding all the information.
The Galleons Passage ferry should arrive in T&T by July 16 following certain upgrades currently being done in Cuba by the vessel’s seller, Works Minister Rohan Sinanan said yesterday.
Sinanan gave the update in response to Opposition questions in Parliament following reports the ferry will once again remain in Cuba for upgrades.
Cabinet has approved the spending of close to $8 million by the Port Authority of T&T to get the ports of Port-of-Spain and Scarborough ready for the Galleons Passage.
Port chairman Lyle Alexander told the T&T Guardian yesterday that the Port requested the money to ensure that the pier is ready for when the Galleons Passage arrives.
The vessel inched closer to its final destination yesterday when it arrived in Panama. From Panama the vessel heads to Cuba.