- 14 FEB 2022
Prime Minister Rowley at The Opening of The Nutrimix Limited Next Generation Hatchery
Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley says his Government remains committed to ensuring Trinidad and Tobago’s food security while improving its export capabilities.
The Prime Minister made the statement at the official opening for the Nutrimix Limited Next Generation Hatchery today (Monday 14th February, 2022).
In August 2018, Dr Rowley turned the sod for the construction of the Hatchery on five acres of land which was once part of the Brechin Castle Estate in Couva.
The fully integrated computerised facility has been described as the most modern in the Caribbean and Central America. This allows for the expansion of the poultry industry from the hatching of eggs to live chicks.
During his feature address, Dr Rowley stated that the new state-of-the-art hatchery will add to the country’s competency in the agriculture sector.
He said, “We are in the chicken business in a way that we have never been before, and we are securing our food supply.
The scientists are telling us that what we experience with COVID is likely to be a feature of the future, so we have to be prepared foundation wise that wherever we are called upon to respond that we do have some basic infrastructure in the country that can cause us to respond satisfactorily if and when we are called upon to respond.”
Dr Rowley acknowledged that production companies are faced with several “archaic and antiquated laws” when it comes to exporting to neighbouring islands.
He said, “In the very near future, you will see some dramatic, unusual changes with respect to the agricultural sector, its management and its governance in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Prime Minister Rowley congratulated the Director of the Nutrimix Group of Companies, Ronnie Mohammed and his team for carrying out the innovation set by the late founder of Nutrimix, Shaheed Mohammed.
Minister of Trade and Industry, Senator the Hon Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Senator the Hon. Clarence Rambharat and Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Senator the Hon. Avinash Singh also attended the event.