Port of POS to get new scanners by next year

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Port of POS to get new scanners by next year

The Port of Port of Spain is set to receive new scanners by next year.

This according to Finance Minister Colm Imbert, who made the revelation in the Parliament on Friday, following a listed question by Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh.

Imbert named seven firms that bid to supply scanners to the port, adding that the tenders were published last December, for a closing date in January which was extended to February.

A decision on the best scanner proposal would be made by April 28th, while the award of contract is expected on May 5th.

Imbert said he expected the delivery and installation of scanners by April 2024.

Indarsingh lamented that illegal guns would continue to enter TT until such time, but was reined in by Speaker Brigid Annisette-George.

He asked when would the scanners become operational.

Imbert replied, “The time for manufacture of the new scanners will be determined upon completion of the exercise.”