Ministry of Infrastructure Addresses Misleading Article and Tres Puntas Road Upgrade
The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) has set the record straight after the opposition’s newspaper published a misleading and misinformed article this week. MIDH went on record to clarify that there is no relation, familial or otherwise, between any official of the ministry, which the opposition had alluded in its article. Secondly, the ministry’s decision to upgrade the Tres Puntas Road, which acts as an alternate artery to the Bullet Tree Falls Road, is intended as a tandem project to the upgrading of the Bullet Tree Road and is just one facet of an ongoing upgrading of roads and streets in the West. Additionally, the ministry wishes to make it clear that the Tres Puntas Road is a public road, and not a privately owned road as the opposition had stated. It is the ministry’s view that with the upgrading the Tres Puntas Road, all the way to Bullet Tree, it will encourage development and traffic along that road, which will serve as a deterrent to crime, and an encouragement to business owners, particularly in tourism. Additionally, the Mayor of the Twin Towns has stated the intention to relocate the bus terminal to that stretch of road, and that was also a consideration as the MIDH drew up its work plan. In conclusion, the MIDH assures the Guardian newspaper and the opposition, that while under the previous administration, ministry resources spent more time on private lands than on serving the public, those days are long gone. This ministry is proud of its record of hard work and of its integrity, a stark contrast to what was found when taking office.