Workers perform repair work on Prins Bernhard Bridge.
PHILIPSBURG–The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI has commissioned two local clean-up crews to tackle certain clean-up issues in the general Philipsburg area.
TEATT Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher explained that several areas around Philipsburg are being addressed in preparation for the first cruise vessel’s arrival in December. She said the crew has been busy for some time already and will continue their work until the end of December.
Many of the trees in the Philipsburg area are being pruned
They have already pruned many of the palm trees and other trees in Philipsburg, cleaned up some unused and/or abandoned buildings that were filled with garbage, are busy making temporary repairs to Prins Bernhard Bridge and more.
“We have been calling on businesses in the Philipsburg area to get prepared for the cruise vessels, so it behoves us to do our part as well. Government will be doing its utmost to get our capitol prepared to welcome our guests back to our shores,” the Minister said.
She said cruise-line executives have been on the island and have been briefed on ongoing recovery efforts.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/70949-teatt-commissions-local-companies-for-town-clean-up