It was recently reported that the Housing Development Corporation has concluded negotiations with a Chinese company for the construction of 439 apartment units, at a cost of US$71,739,411. This is very problematic.

Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares

Firstly, our construction sector has already been decimated and reduced to an industry of house-builders by successive governments’ penchant for awarding every contract to the Chinese. So why would we deprive our local contractors of this project? T&T has the contractors. We have the financing and we have the expertise. Why give it to the Chinese?

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Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares Piloto