PHILIPSBURG–According to the SXM National Recovery Programme Bureau, the Philipsburg police station and the Simpson Bay substation intend to begin much-needed repairs soon.
The final preparations are being made by the Police Force and the Interim Recovery Committee to issue the public tender for repairs to both buildings. Repairs to the lobby, entrance, roof and offices are some of the works to be contracted. Installation of hurricane shutters and waterproofing will also be done.
Chief of Police Carl John said, “The officers of our Police Force, as well as our other emergency response personnel, worked incredibly hard in the aftermath of the hurricanes. Many suffered personal loss in the storms but put the safety of our citizens above any private concerns they had at the time. The fact that they still work out of buildings that are badly damaged is regrettable. I look forward to that being remedied with the allocation of these funds.”
“The repair works are part of the Emergency Recovery Project financed by the Sint Maarten Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund. This project will also support improvements to the national emergency response and disaster preparedness system.
“It includes repair of critical public facilities and repair at four national agencies (namely the police, the fire service, the ambulance service, and the meteorological service), and repairs of designated emergency shelters,” according to the SXM National Recovery Programme Bureau on Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/80999-police-repairs-to-begin-soon