Growth Pole Development - Economic Development Board Trinidad

Report
Growth Pole
Development
Establishing a Development Authority in the 4Cs Region
Prepared by Nicole Siew for the Economic Development Board.
Synopsis
• The need exists to recommend that an authority be
established in the 4Cs Growth Pole Region charged with the
responsibility of developing and coordinating development
plans for the region.
• Previous recommendations sent to the minister suggested
that this agencies institutional and legislative framework be
similar to that of The East Port of Spain Development
Company.
Synopsis
• Dr. Driver has suggested that Community Improvement
Services Limited (CISL) be the shell for the 4Cs agency.
• This presentation presents 3 possible methods for using this
agency.
• The EDB should select the option it deems most relevant to be
developed and submitted to Minister for deliberation.
• One should note that the research team advises that option
one would be the most time efficient option.
CISL: Background
• Established as a Special Purpose State Enterprise to deliver
improved infrastructural works in various communities on
May 2nd 2002.
• The EPOSDc is a Special Purpose Company
• CISL can operate in any community throughout Trinidad and
Tobago
• As a special purpose state company it is owned by the
government of Trinidad and Tobago.
CISL: Background
• Located at #16 Factory Road, Building No.3, Brechin Castle,
Couva.
• CISL currently operates in 5 municipal regions:
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Port of Spain region
Diego Martin region
San Juan Laventille Region
Tunapuna Piarco Region
Arima Region
CISL: Background
• Note, although they are located in central they currently do
not execute any operations in Central Trinidad.
• Corporate Structure:
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Shareholder: The Government of T&T
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Local Government
Board of Directors
Office of the Chief Executive Officer
Departments and Units
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Finance
Human Resource
Project Management
Community Relations
CISL: Background
• CISL projects fall under the following categories:
• Infrastructure; Civil and Structural
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Drainage
Lights
Water
Road rehabilitation
Buildings construction
• Institutional
• Market Complex
• Community Facilities
CISL: Background
• Tourism
• Eco sites and attractions
• Recreation
• Parks
• Public spaces
• Sports
• Courts
• Pavilions
• Recreation grounds
• Environmental
• Landscaping and design
Recommendations
Option 1: CISL as the executing agency
• This would require:
• Legislative and institutional reform
• New mandate (relatively simple to execute)
• Legal scope/authority to execute its role and function
• redeveloped organizational structure; new divisions and posts
capable of planning and executing a holistic development plan
similar to that of the EPOSDc
• Consider the relevance of the current BOD
• Increased funding for internal operations and execution of
development plans
• Determine the funding source
• Some projects can be implemented before proposed changes are
enacted
Organizational Structure EPOSDc
Board of Directors
Managing Director
Secretary's Office
Economic
Development Unit
Planning and
Design Unit
Project
Implementation Unit
Administration and Finance
Corporate Structure: Option 2
Condensed Organizational Structure
Research Unit
Board Of Directors
Private Sector
Academia
Public Sector
Managing Director
Economic
Development Unit
Planning and
Design Unit
Head Economist
Secretary
Office Assistant
Project
implementation
Community Planner
Project
Coordinators
Urban Designer
Project Managers
Research Unit
Research
Assistants
Statistician
Draughts Man (Maps)
Research Manager
Researchers
Project Manager
Business Development
Officer
EDU
Human Resource
Office
PU
Communications
Officer
PI
Clerk/Receptionist
Driver/Messenger
RU
Accounting Officer
I.T Technician
Administration and Finance
Corporate Structure: Option 2
Expanded Organizational Structure
Administrative
Assistant
Recommendations
Option 2: CISL as a Strategic Partner
• CISL would be one of the agencies that the 4Cs development
company would be required to coordinate to ensure that it
conforms to its development objectives
• The creation of a new agency
• Requires cabinet approval
• This process would be lengthy
• Cannot implement any projects until the structure is approved
Other
Government
Agencies
/Regional
Corporations
4Cs
CISL
Private
Sector
Institutions
The Interactions of the 4Cs Development Agency
The diagram depicts how CISL and the development agency would interact
Recommendations
Option 3: Consolidated as a division
• CISL can be consolidated as a division within the 4Cs
development agency charged with a specific task of executing
development plans that require construction and
regeneration.
• The draw backs of creating a new agency are still evident here
Proposed Mandate
• Responsible for planning and economic development agenda
of the Central Growth Pole Region
• Plans, coordinates and manages the activities and tools of the
agency in support of the Economic Growth and Development
of the Central Growth Pole
• Oversees the Growth Pole review process for large scale
development projects in the Central Growth Pole Region
Proposed Mandate
• Manages housing production strategies and the planning and
development functions associated with educational and
medical institutions within the Central Growth Pole region
• Develops and coordinates the strategies and initiatives to
expand and enhance the Central Growth Poles industrial and
economic base
Financial Structure
• Funded through the spatial development fund?
The Role of the EDB
• Monitoring the start up process
• Provide recommendations on key skills needed within the
organizational structure
• Ensure that issues experienced by the EPOSDc are not
repeated
• Monitor and evaluate the work of the agency
• Ensure that it functions to its full capacity
• Provide support where needed

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