PHILIPSBURG — On Friday January 19th, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin welcomed a delegation of the World Bank at the Government Building. During the meeting, the Prime Minister and the head of the World Bank team, Mr. Doekle Wielinga, discussed how the World Bank can support the recovery and reconstruction efforts of the Government of Sint Maarten. It was agreed that urgent action is needed.
Prime Minister Romeo Marlin said, “I am elated to welcome the World Bank to Sint Maarten as this symbolizes the continuation of the process of accessing the much needed Reconstruction Funds that has been available to Sint Maarten. This Council of Ministers are eager to bring relief to the people of Sint Maarten and return Sint Maarten to its position as a beacon of prosperity.”
Following a decision of the Romeo-Marlin Cabinet earlier this week, a team of experts of the World Bank will start its preparatory activities on Monday.
Photo caption – L to R – Mr. Edouard Ereño Blanchet -Disaster Risk Management Specialist of the World Bank, Mr. Doekle Wielinga -Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist of the World Bank, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin, Hensley Plantijn -Secretary General Ministry General Affairs and Khalilah Peters Head of Foreign Relations
Source: StMaartenNews http://stmaartennews.com/government/prime-minister-romeo-marlin-world-bank-team/