PHILIPSBURG – GEBE’s Supervisory Board of Directors along with its Managing Board met with Minister responsible for the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Christopher Emmanuel on Friday, January 13, as an introductory meeting.
The Minister was very open in his discussion, and shared his views on how he would like to see NV GEBE move forward, and wanted to know some of the company plans for 2017. The discussion continued with the Minister sharing his views on how he would like to see GEBE play a bigger role in the community in terms of cleaning up after work has been completed.
The implementation of Solar Energy and the requirement of finalizing the 2MW Solar Park was discussed. There was also a discussion regarding Waste-to-Energy (WTE) and the need for this to become a reality, however no concrete decision was taken on the WTE. The water storage for the island and much needed upgrade to the water grid was brought forward. Plans for a future power plant expansion was touched on.
Minister Emmanuel, the Supervisory Board of Directors and the Managing Board agreed to meet regularly to discuss issues of mutual concern, while maintaining open communication.