Growth Pole Development - Economic Development Board Trinidad

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Growth Pole Development

Establishing a Development Authority in the 4Cs Region Prepared by Nicole Siew for the Economic Development Board.


• The need exists to recommend that an authority be established in the 4Cs Growth Pole Region charged with the responsibility of developing and coordinating development plans for the region.

• Previous recommendations sent to the minister suggested that this agencies institutional and legislative framework be similar to that of The East Port of Spain Development Company.


• Dr. Driver has suggested that Community Improvement Services Limited (CISL) be the shell for the 4Cs agency.

• This presentation presents 3 possible methods for using this agency.

• The EDB should select the option it deems most relevant to be developed and submitted to Minister for deliberation.

• One should note that the research team advises that option one would be the most time efficient option.

CISL: Background

• Established as a Special Purpose State Enterprise to deliver improved infrastructural works in various communities on May 2 nd 2002.

• The EPOSDc is a Special Purpose Company • CISL can operate in any community throughout Trinidad and Tobago • As a special purpose state company it is owned by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

CISL: Background

• Located at #16 Factory Road, Building No.3, Brechin Castle, Couva.

• CISL currently operates in 5 municipal regions: • • • • Port of Spain region Diego Martin region San Juan Laventille Region Tunapuna Piarco Region • Arima Region

CISL: Background

• Note, although they are located in central they currently do not execute any operations in Central Trinidad.

• Corporate Structure: • Shareholder: The Government of T&T • Ministry of Finance • • Ministry of Local Government Board of Directors • • Office of the Chief Executive Officer Departments and Units • Finance • Human Resource • Project Management • Community Relations

CISL: Background

• CISL projects fall under the following categories: • Infrastructure; Civil and Structural • • Drainage Lights • Water • Road rehabilitation • Buildings construction • Institutional • Market Complex • Community Facilities

CISL: Background

• Tourism • Eco sites and attractions • Recreation • Parks • Public spaces • Sports • Courts • Pavilions • Recreation grounds • Environmental • Landscaping and design


• Option 1: CISL as the executing agency This would require: • Legislative and institutional reform • New mandate (relatively simple to execute) • Legal scope/authority to execute its role and function • redeveloped organizational structure; new divisions and posts capable of planning and executing a holistic development plan similar to that of the EPOSDc • Consider the relevance of the current BOD • Increased funding for internal operations and execution of development plans • • Determine the funding source Some projects can be implemented before proposed changes are enacted

Board of Directors Secretary's Office Managing Director Economic Development Unit Planning and Design Unit Project Implementation Unit Research Unit Administration and Finance

Corporate Structure: Option 2

Condensed Organizational Structure

Board Of Directors Private Sector Academia Public Sector Managing Director Secretary Office Assistant Economic Development Unit Head Economist Statistician Draughts Man (Maps) Researchers Officer EDU Human Resource Office Communications Officer Planning and Design Unit Community Planner Urban Designer Project Manager PU Clerk/Receptionist Project implementation Project Coordinators Project Managers Administration and Finance

Corporate Structure: Option 2

Expanded Organizational Structure Research Unit Research Assistants Research Manager PI Driver/Messenger Accounting Officer RU Administrative Assistant


• Option 2: CISL as a Strategic Partner CISL would be one of the agencies that the 4Cs development company would be required to coordinate to ensure that it conforms to its development objectives • The creation of a new agency • Requires cabinet approval • This process would be lengthy • Cannot implement any projects until the structure is approved

Other Government Agencies /Regional Corporations 4Cs CISL Private Sector Institutions

The Interactions of the 4Cs Development Agency

The diagram depicts how CISL and the development agency would interact


• • Option 3: Consolidated as a division CISL can be consolidated as a division within the 4Cs development agency charged with a specific task of executing development plans that require construction and regeneration. The draw backs of creating a new agency are still evident here

Proposed Mandate

• Responsible for planning and economic development agenda of the Central Growth Pole Region • Plans, coordinates and manages the activities and tools of the agency in support of the Economic Growth and Development of the Central Growth Pole • Oversees the Growth Pole review process for large scale development projects in the Central Growth Pole Region

Proposed Mandate

• Manages housing production strategies and the planning and development functions associated with educational and medical institutions within the Central Growth Pole region • Develops and coordinates the strategies and initiatives to expand and enhance the Central Growth Poles industrial and economic base

Financial Structure

• Funded through the spatial development fund?

The Role of the EDB

• • • Monitoring the start up process Provide recommendations on key skills needed within the organizational structure Ensure that issues experienced by the EPOSDc are not repeated • • • Monitor and evaluate the work of the agency Ensure that it functions to its full capacity Provide support where needed