On Tuesday 28 June, 2016, Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited under the auspices of The Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry, hosted a thirty-five (35) member delegation of the Chinese Building Material Federation to discuss investment opportunities at e TecK’s Tamana InTech Park. Tamana InTech Park is primed and ready to deliver to investors and e TecK is committed to working with the Ministry of Trade and Investment and invesTT to source investors for the company’s signature park.
Senator, The Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry delivered the key note address where she stated “His Excellency Huang Xingyuan, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China expressed his commitment and China’s willingness to assist Trinidad and Tobago in the areas of agriculture, financial services and tourism as part of increasing investments in the country. I invited the Ambassador to lead a delegation to explore the many available opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago, particularly the Tamana InTech Park. This park has been strategically developed with the objective to diversify Trinidad and Tobago’s economy and today the park offers 21 market-ready lots to potential investors.”
e TecK owns and manages the 1,100 acres Tamana InTech Park which is the largest Science and Technology Eco-Business Park in the Caribbean. In his address, Mr. Robert Salandy, President of e TecK remarked “e TecK has a critical mandate to support economic diversification into the non-energy sector in Trinidad and Tobago. e TecK is therefore very pleased to do our part to provide commercial land space for potential investors in the non-energy sector. He continued, “Tamana InTech Park is different from our other 18 Business Parks in Trinidad and Tobago, it has a strong academic, research and development facilities for diversifying the country`s non-energy export base to create sustainable industries. The 21 pre-certified lots at Tamana represent just over 300,000 sq. metres of land with under-ground utilities such as water, electrical, ICT and wastewater. The tenants of these lots will be able to access natural gas, a cleaner and cheaper form of energy.”
Mr. Ma Shulong, General Manager of Caribbean and Latin America Region of Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG) said that he was very impressed with what Tamana InTech Park had to offer, pointing out that the accessibility to natural gas is a plus. “Already, we have a few companies in this delegation that are interested in the manufacturing of eco-friendly building materials and another in the manufacturing of ceramics in this country. Our plan is to have other groups of businesses representing technology and innovations come and visit Tamana InTech Park in the near future.” It is envisioned that the park when completed will have academic, research and development facilities for diversifying the country`s non-energy export base; with modern infrastructure and advanced telecommunication systems; and a platform for use of innovation and new technologies that will create sustainable industries as well providing enlightened job opportunities for hundreds of citizens in Trinidad and Tobago.