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5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Table the contract with Austal for the procurement of Cape Class Patrol Boats

WHEREAS in August 2019 the Government of the Republic in Trinidad and Tobago concluded a TT$580 million contract, originally estimated at TT$460 million, with the Australian shipbuilding company, Austal Ltd for the purchase of two Cape Class Patrol Boats for use by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard;

AND WHEREAS there appears to be ambiguity concerning the price paid in 2019 when compared to similar vessels purchased in 2015;

BE IT RESOLVED that this Senate call on the Government to table, within fourteen days, the contract entered into with Austal for the procurement of the two Cape Class Patrol Boats.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

First Debated: 26-Nov-2019
Speakers in the:
26-Nov-2019 Senate Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (503.3 kb)
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator]
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