Construction of Regiment Second Infantry Battalion living accommodations set to begin
Port of Spain: The Ministry of National Security is ensuring that all provisions are being made to fully equip and strengthen this country’s Defence and Protective Services, so that they can fulfil their respective mandates and ensure the safety and security of our nation.
Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. gave this assurance on Tuesday November 05, 2019, at a sod-turning ceremony to signal the start of construction of new living accommodations for the Second Infantry Battalion of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment at Camp La Romain.
Minister Young noted that the project is part of a larger development plan for Camp La Romain, which will allow for a greater military presence and a greater sense of security to persons residing in southern Trinidad. He indicated that the new facility will enhance capabilities for critical energy infrastructure protection and border security, as well as provide support to law enforcement and inter-agency operations.
The Minister took the opportunity to reiterate that the Ministry of National Security continues to value the contribution that the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and by extension the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force consistently make towards the defence and security of our country.
Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment Colonel Darnley Wyke in his remarks noted that purpose-built military living accommodations were essential for operational readiness and effectiveness. He also stated that the new living accommodations, when completed, will boost the morale of the men and women of the Second Infantry Battalion.
The project proposes the construction of facilities to accommodate approximately two hundred (200) members of the Second Infantry Battalion. These will be outfitted with beds, locker rooms complete with toilet and shower facilities, as well as a recreation area.
At the sod-turning ceremony on Tuesday Minister Young also formally opened the Second Infantry Battalion Kitchen and Dining Facility at Camp La Romain. The new facility includes walk-in freezers and chillers, a butcher’s space, serving bays, a pantry and modern commercial-type kitchen equipment.
Also present to witness the momentous occasion were Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security Mr. Vel Lewis and Chief of Defence Staff Air Commodore Darryl Daniel.