A $38 million Special Tobago Infrastructure Programme creating approximately 500 new jobs will be launched on Tuesday in Delaford.
Registration for the programme takes place at various centres in the areas which suffered damage from the effects of Hurricane Tomas.
The programme is geared towards restoring and rehabilitating the island’s road network, as well as the construction of retaining walls, culverts and reinstatement of drains.
Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Utilities Godwin Adams in an interview assured Tobagonians that there would be equity in the employment practices and said the programme will not be starved of skilled labour. He added that this will come from within the Division while unskilled labour in the various communities will be used.
He said the wooden barriers painted in yellow and black, nicknamed “yellow men” by residents will be a thing of the past, once the programme was fully implemented.