Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young says Government has spent $30 million less in undertaking restoration work at President’s House, St Ann’s.
Yesterday, Young in response to an urgent question in the Senate, posed by Opposition Senator Wade Mark, was asked when the contract of Unicom Ltd was advertised and how many bids were received for restoration and ancillary works at the historical building.
A new contract has been awarded for the completion of renovation works to President's House.
This as a local contractor has been awarded a $90-million contract for restoration and rehabilitation works on the building.
While an additional $17 million will be spent on the Office of the President.
Over 30 members of staff will be sent for medical examination today after the highly toxic asbestos material, a known cause of mesothelioma cancer, was discovered at President’s House.
This was revealed by the Office of the President in a media release yesterday, two days after the Urban Development Corporation of T&T Limited (Udecott) alerted President’s House officials that asbestos was found in the vinyl floor tiles within the laundry lining fabrics storage room.