Letter: The PNM’s voter-padding housing policy is dangerous

Dear Sir:

Last week’s flooding in Trinidad and Tobago exposed the very worst aspects of a PNM housing policy that is environmentally unfriendly, unsafe for the unsuspecting residents, costly to the taxpayer and done without concern for building resilient communities.

Their policy makes sense only for padding votes, especially in marginal constituencies.

Residents of the Greenvale Park housing project are waking up to the consequences of these tragic shortcomings of PNM’s flawed housing policy.

Greenvale Park was inconceivably constructed by the PNM between 2004-2009 on low lying flood plains in close proximity to three major rivers – the Guanapo River, the Caroni River and the Tumpuna River. No doubt the removal of vegetation and the likely encroachment on these…

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