PHILIPSBURG:— A brief meeting between the Council of Ministers and Dutch State Secretary, Mr. Raymond Knops, was held on Monday, November 27, 2017. Parties discussed the steps that will be taken to actualize the reconstruction phase to ensure that the urgent aid for those persons that were affected by the hurricanes could commence.
It was highlighted that short-term projects which will have immediate impact on the lives of the people of Sint Maarten should be given the highest priority.
Furthermore, the World Bank was indicated as the institution to manage all project requests for funding to ensure accountability and transparency. Both parties agreed that the meeting was constructive and set a basis for change in the cooperation between Sint Maarten and the Netherlands.
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Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/27760-state-secretary-knops-meets-with-council-on-ministers.html