An estimated $11 million has been allocated in the 2009/2010 budget for reconstruction of the Prime Minister's residence in St Ann's.
The Draft Estimates of Development Programme for 2010 said that figure was part of a $46.5 million allocation to the Office of the Prime Minister from the Infrastructure Development Fund.
The Government proposes to spend $3 billion from the 2010 budget on its development programme. That sum excludes an additional $3.9 billion on development spending which is to be funded from the Infrastructure Development Fund.
The largest single amount from that fund, $700 million, has been allocated to the Ministry of Planning, Housing and the Environment,while the Ministry of Works and Transport has received an allocation of $613 million.
The Government also proposes to spend $15.5 million from the Infrastructure Development Fund for the restoration of Whitehall, which will become a Protocol House for visiting heads of government and state.
The sum of $20 million has been allocated for restoration of Stollmeyer's Castle, one of the Magnificent Seven buildings around the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.
Other funds set aside include:
? $3 million allocated for the construction of a new office for the Ministry of the Attorney General in south Trinidad.
? Establishment of an office for the AG in Tobago would cost $1 million.
n Construction of a building for the Criminal Law Department and other divisions (North office of the DPP)–$500,000
? Upgrade of facilities and construction of a new wing at the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School–$2 million.
The PM's residence was initially estimated to cost $40 million in 2007. It then rose to $148 million and revised in September 2008 to $175.3 million. It was further increased to $244 million this year.