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Minister: 361 WASA projects by next year
Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Ganga Singh, has thanked employees of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and their representative trade unions for their support when he served as chief executive officer. He made the announcement during his address at the utility’s third regional staff meeting last weekend at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Just over 1,600 employees from the utility’s north operations attended the meeting, a release from WASA stated. It said in his first official engagement as minister with responsibility for WASA, Singh noted while he was happy to be called to serve in Government, he was concerned about whether the trajectory and development momentum set in train would be sustained.
The minister identified 361 projects for execution by next year and pointed to collaborations with recognised world leaders in the utility sector, namely Public Utilities Board, Singapore; Uganda Water and Sewerage Corporation and Aquagest Solutions, of Spain. These companies had been brought in to assist with the turnaround of the organisation, he added. WASA’s acting chief executive officer, Dion Abdool, who welcomed employees to the forum, said the session was intended to apprise employees on the financial and operational state of the organisation as well as the progress being made at transformation and to enable workers to contribute to the change process.
Similar staff sessions were held in Tobago and in San Fernando.
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