Trinidad official assails traffic problems
Congestion on key arterials around Port of Spain pose a threat to national security and must be addressed by planned road improvement projects, said Trinidad and Tobago's Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert said, according to a report in the Trinidad Guardian.
Imbert made the remarks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a $321 million highway project.
He said the government plans to upgrade the Eastern Main Road and both the Churchill-Roosevelt and Beetham highways.
He said highway congestion also has a negative impact on the nation's economic growth, and improved highways will be a key element in the government's overall economic expansion strategy.