Unused Air Force Base to be used as economy driver
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday September 2, 2010 – A place that once played an important role in the winning of the second World War will now play a critical role in winning new investments through the country’s first Science and Technology Research Park – Tamana InTech Park.
Trinidad and Tobago has repurposed the Wallerfield Air Force Base (Wallerfield AFB), a former United States World War II Air Force base located in northeastern Trinidad, to satisfy the country’s goal of transforming its booming energy-based economy to a knowledge-based one.
The air force base experienced many shifts in the use of the land after World War II and closed in May 1949 due to budgetary cutbacks.
“Tamana InTech Park is an example of the country’s ICT readiness,” said Angela Hordatt, Vice President of Business Development at Evolving Technologies and Enterprise Development Company Ltd [eTecK], one of the implementing agencies under the Ministry of Trade and Industry in charge of developing Tamana InTech Park.
“The park is well positioned to become a home for global companies and site selectors, with plenty of room to meet a company’s existing and future needs.”
Tamana InTech Park is supported by the on-site campus of University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), and outfitted with state-of-the-art telecom and security systems.
The Park’s Tier III data centre is one of only a few in the region and offers a complete suite of data centre services for Tamana’s tenants.
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