Trust fund projects ‘picking up speed’ | THE DAILY HERALD

POND ISLAND–Implementation of the first projects funded by the Dutch government-financed, World Bank-administrated St. Maarten Recovery Trust Fund is “picking up speed,” said Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin on Wednesday.

  She spoke of “two positive updates” on Emergency Recovery Project I, the US $55-million-dollar project that will finance many urgently needed works, including the repairs of public buildings, and the strengthening of the capacity of first responders.

  Romeo-Marlin said all interested parties should take note that the Interim Recovery Committee (IRC) has published the tender for the urgently-needed repairs of the police stations in Philipsburg and Simpson Bay. All information on these and other outstanding tenders are available on government’s website and the National Recovery Program Bureau Facebook page.

  “I’m happy to report that the IRC expects to launch the tender for the first homes to be repaired through the trust fund in the coming weeks.

  “The roof repair programme of Emergency Recovery Project I will support the repairs of severely damaged houses of low-income families and will supplement the existing roof repairs programmes of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  “I encourage all interested parties to keep a close eye on the announcements of tenders. The success of the recovery process depends on all of us,” said Romeo-Marlin.

Source: The Daily Herald