Work on North Stand halted as steel beams go missing

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Work on North Stand halted as steel beams go missing

Workers on the North Stand at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, reportedly had to down tools yesterday after it was discovered that steel beam components for the construction of the stand have gone missing.

This comes just two weeks before Pan Trinbago stages its first major event utilizing the stands at the Savannah, which is the semi-finals of the National Panorama competition.

A GML report said no work can continue at the moment on what was described as critical sections of the stand due to the missing parts.

National Carnival Commission chairman Winston “Gyspy” Peters, when contacted by the media house, said he could not tell the amount of steel that is missing or from where on the North Stand it came.

“At this moment, I am awaiting a report as to all that occurred in this matter so I cannot say more at this time on the matter,” Peters said.

He added, “The missing steel might delay the construction of North Stand somewhat, because it is something that we have to get done, but I am sure with the resilience that we have in this country we will get it done.”

The NCC chairman noted that this issue was not unique to this year, as steel for the North Stand has been missing in the past with other versions of the North Stand design.

Sheron Sampath Construction Limited was awarded the contract to construct the North Stand and the company is currently sourcing replacement steel components to replace the missing components for the completion of the North Stand.