“Construction of the New Prins Willem Alexander School” “Removal of Asbest to commence”



PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Ministry of VROMI would hereby like to inform the public and the residents of St. Peters that works will commence at the Prins Willem Alexander School in St. Peters on Friday February 3rd, 2017. The works, which is phase 1 of the total construction of the school, consist of three stages, namely: 1) asbestos removal, 2) demolition and 3) construction.

The works will be carried out by the General Contractor Designers Choice N.V. in collaboration with The Asbest Specialist BV from Curacao and will be supervised by Independent Consulting Engineers supported with Engineering staff from Royal Haskoning-DHV from the Netherlands.

In preparation of stage 1 of the works, on Friday , February 3rd , 2017, the school will be barred off and no longer accessible for the public. This also includes the pathway adjacent to the school, which connects the Apricot Road with Cupper Drive. The closure of the pathway will last until Friday, February 10th, 2017. This will allow a safe distance of 5 meters, which is required while the asbestos containing material is removed.

After completion of stage 1, stage 2 will commence with thereafter the transition to stage 3. The execution of the works will commence Thursday morning at 7:30 am. Completion of phase 1 is expected by Mid-August 2017. During the execution of the works, the Ministry is kindly requesting the cooperation of the residents of St. Peters and surroundings.

Further information about the Project “Construction of the New Prins Willem Alexander School” can be obtained at Ministry of VROMI; Department of New Projects Development and Planning, tel. 542-4289, Project Manager, Ms. Rena Richardson, email: rena.richardson@sintmaartengov.org and/or Department Head New Projects Development and Planning, ing. Kurt A. Ruan, e-mail: kurt.ruan@sintmaartengov.org.