GEBE Board of Directors meet with VROMI Minister

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(L to R) Supervisory Board of Directors Oral Gibbes, Sandy Offringa, Agnes Monte, Tadzio Bervoets, Managing Board CEO Kenrick Chittick, Roy Marlin, Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel, COO Veronica Jansen-Webster, Marisha Richardson, Hensley Kwidama from the Minister’s Cabinet and CFO Iris Arrindell.

 

PHILIPSBURG – GEBE’s Supervisory Board of Directors along with its Managing Board met with Minister responsible for the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Christopher Emmanuel on Friday, January 13, as an introductory meeting.

The Minister was very open in his discussion, and shared his views on how he would like to see NV GEBE move forward, and wanted to know some of the company plans for 2017. The discussion continued with the Minister sharing his views on how he would like to see GEBE play a bigger role in the community in terms of cleaning up after work has been completed.

The implementation of Solar Energy and the requirement of finalizing the 2MW Solar Park was discussed. There was also a discussion regarding Waste-to-Energy (WTE) and the need for this to become a reality, however no concrete decision was taken on the WTE. The water storage for the island and much needed upgrade to the water grid was brought forward. Plans for a future power plant expansion was touched on.

Minister Emmanuel, the Supervisory Board of Directors and the Managing Board agreed to meet regularly to discuss issues of mutual concern, while maintaining open communication.