Trinidad Scraps Alutrint, Rapid Rail Projects

Trinidad Scraps Alutrint, Rapid Rail Projects


Winston Dookeran, finance minister of Trinidad & Tobago, has announced that the government has scrapped plans to build a rapid rail and a smelter plant that was to be a joint venture between state-owned Alutrint and Venezuela's Sural. Regarding the plant, Dookeran said during a budget presentation that "in addition to the health and environmental risk, there is also serious concern as to Alutrint's viability and the optimal use of our gas." The minister also says an alternative strategy will

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