Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis is highlighting the Government’s drive to boost quality control systems in a number of sectors in Trinidad and Tobago.
According to the minister, a new project being undertaken by government will help to build a quality culture and work towards enhancing our competitiveness in the global market place.
The initiative, ‘Building a Quality Culture in Trinidad and Tobago – Implementation of the National Quality Policy Project’ will contribute to the overall competitiveness of goods and services produced for export.
The current focus is on food and beverage manufacturing, business, professional and Information Communication Technology services, as well as agriculture and agro-processing sectors.
The project will contribute to the sustainability of the manufacturing sector and increase the quality and quantity of raw materials for production.
It also aims to increase public awareness and understanding of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Quality Policy led by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Facilitated with support from the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank, the project will engage a wide cross section of industry with the aim of improving the quality of goods and services being produced and exported.
The project will be implemented under the Economic Partnership Agreement and CSME Standby Facility for Capacity Building to the value of €198,000.00 (TT $ 1,516,680.00).
It is to be noted that the funding will comprise grant funding from the CDB under the Standby Facility and counterpart resources, in kind, by the Trinidad and Tobago Government.