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local community groups, including the La Brea General Council, so that the project can meet their expectations as well, in the process even getting positive backing from environmental activists. One important side project as part of La Brea will be SRDC using its environmental reach to try and get the famous nearby La Pitch Lake – a naturally forming asphalt lake – listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This natural wonder is an important tourist destination for the country and obtaining official UNESCO recognition will 40 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

safeguard it for future generations, a longterm goal that SRDC are passionate about. SOCIAL IMPACTS “The La Brea area including its surrounding environs has a high unemployment rate,” explains Mr. de Gannes. “The shipyard will not only be a direct employer but will also lead to other downstream activities and opportunities. For example, Cruise-ship tourism is another area we are closely looking at, as La Brea was visited by famous English writer, poet, and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh

in 1595 who repaired his wooden exploration ship using the naturally occurring pitch. La Brea was also visited by Princes Albert Victor and George (later King George V of England) aboard the ‘HMS Bacchante’ in 1880, so we are looking to develop this area as well.” When Dr. Rowley first developed the idea of the Shipbuilding and Repair Maritime Cluster in 2007, it was with a view to strengthen the Trinidad and Tobago economy through diversifying its income and earning valuable foreign

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