Govt finds lands for ex-Petrotrin workers

Gov­ern­ment has iden­ti­fied some of Petrotrin's lands in the South for de­vel­op­ment and trans­fer of own­er­ship to for­mer Petrotrin work­ers, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley an­nounced yes­ter­day.

The land of­fer is the lat­est con­ces­sion Gov­ern­ment is giv­ing for­mer work­ers fol­low­ing the No­vem­ber 30 ces­sa­tion of Petrotrin op­er­a­tions, clo­sure of its re­fin­ery and start-up of re­struc­tured en­ti­ties on De­cem­ber 1.

Crackdown on illegal activities

Rur­al De­vel­op­ment and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Kaz­im Ho­sein has in­struct­ed the heads of the 14 mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tions to crack down on il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties at the mar­kets, il­le­gal dump­ing and to prop­er­ly clean and main­tain pub­lic ceme­ter­ies.

Speak­ing at the min­istry’s end of the year re­view ti­tled Projects, Plans and Pro­pos­als for Fis­cal 2018/2019 at San Fer­nan­do City Hall Au­di­to­ri­um, Ho­sein said Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions are due next year and they all need­ed to hit the road run­ning.