The country’s first Agro-processing and Light Industrial Park is located in South Trinidad on 7.6187 hectares (18.83 acres) of State land in Saunders Trace, Moruga.
The Park consists of 11 developed land lots of which 5 lots comprise 5 purpose-built factory shells available for leasing, while 6 lots remain available as developed sites for leasing.
The park offers leasable space for the growth and expansion of operations in the processing of primarily agro products, and light manufacturing. Local and international entrepreneurs will find lucrative investment opportunities for the processing of innovative products from an abundance of exotic natural resources within the heart of Moruga and surrounding areas.
Business facilitation services are available to prospective tenants.
Lease TermsLand 30 years. Factory Shells 25 years. Rent reviews will be conducted every 5 years.
Factory Shells per sq.ft monthlyTT$ 1.75
LLand Lots per annum/per acreTT$16,000
Premium for each land lot per acreTT$17,300
Common Area charges applyMaintenance
Land Lots and Factory Shells
Park infrastructure includes all major utilities; electricity, cabling, telephone, internet, water, wastewater treatment and access roads for each lot.
All land lots are offered with ready connections to all utilities while factory shells are built to accommodate ‘Plug and Play’ business set-up– outfitted with all utilities including washrooms facilities. Additional build-out of office spaces will be done by tenants.
Parking allocations are included on each lot.
The Park includes one designated protected area. This area contains a manmade pond and buffer zone that has been declared a natural feature by the Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
RoadsAll lots are accessible via an established road network
Factory ShellsOutfitted with all major utilities, offices and washroom facilities. Each lot with completed factory shell will include 18,000 US Gallon water storage tanks. The land lots without factory shells will not have water tank storage.
Major UtilitiesElectricity, cable, telephone, internet, water, wastewater treatment.
Land LotsPre-cleared of heavy vegetation, leveled and offered with ready connections to all utilities.
ParkingEach lot has allocated parking for 8 cars
Proximity to International PortPort of Point Lisas – 62km
Containerized TransportMax. Container Access – 20 ft.
Park Managere TecK
The National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO)
NAMDEVCO’s role is to foster the development of a sustainable, competitive agricultural sector by the provision of programmes that will (1) provide safe, healthy foods to the local and international markets, (2) build the capacity of local farmers, (3) provide market information for timely decision-making, and (4) marketing services.Phone.: (868) 647-3218/3467/3866 / E-mail: email@example.com
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Trinidad and Tobago Delegation
IICA is the specialized agency for agriculture in the Inter-American system. The IICA has both in-house capacity and external access to technical expertise, best practices, practical experiences, knowledge platforms and expert networks. Phone: 1 (868) 645-4555 / 645-5020 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI)
CARIRI provides a comprehensive range of support services for food processors. These include product and process development, product consultancy, training, food safety systems and audits, contract processing, facility layout, product testing and business support services. Phone: (868) 299-0210 / E-mail: email@example.com
Agricultural Development Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (ADB)
ADB specializes in develop pment financing for the agricultural sector. Financial packages support technologies that can increase food production and profitability. Clients can benefit from supervised credit, amortised lending, unbeatable interest rates, a moratorium, flexible repayment terms and conditions, a combination of expert technical and marketing support, and a special window for micro-enterprise financing. Phone: (868) 612-0163 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The district of Moruga lies on the central south coast of Trinidad. Oil and fishing are the area’s main economies for some residents.
Moruga is said to be the place where Christopher Columbus landed when he "discovered" Trinidad. It is also home to the Moruga Hill Rice - a strain of American Hill Rice rediscovered in Trinidad in 2016. Originally grown by African slaves, this strain of rice was thought extinct before this occurrence.
The Moruga Scorpion Pepper, one of the hottest pepper varieties in the world takes its name from this region.