Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young along with (Ag) Permanent Secretary Sandra Fraser, met with Caribbean Development Bank President, Dr. Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon, CDB Vice-President Isaac Solomon, Director of Projects, Daniel Best and Senior Advisor to the President of CDB, Dr. Shelton Nicholls on Monday (January 24th).
Minister Young welcomed the CDB delegation and discussed Trinidad & Tobago’s efforts to promote Carbon Capture and Sequestration projects and reiterated Government’s commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gases and decarbonization and the progressing of renewable energy projects.
Minister Young supported President Leon’s call for holistic development and resilience towards strengthening development outcomes in the region.
In order to propel development in T&T and the Caribbean region, Minister Young emphasized the need for significant expansion in the financial asset base of the CDB. He underscored that this could be achieved through widening the funding base to incorporate private sector funding.
It was agreed that a Multisource financing facility that combined various sources of income including from the private sector could have a transformative development impact for the region’s energy sector.