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European Union to Fund Upgrade of Dutch Quarter District in St Maarten

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 8, 2013

Above: the signing ceremony in Brussels

By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has signed an agreement with the European Union on a multimillion-dollar upgrade project of the island’s Dutch Quarter District.

The EU-funded project will involve the “wide-scale infrastructural upgrading” of the Dutch Quarter District. Wescot-Williams signed the agreement in Brussels on Friday.

The project, which will receive a total of $6.5 million from the European Union, will include infrastructure and “social upgrading,” according to a government statement.

“After lengthy negotiations and discussions we have successfully managed to sign the funding agreement with the European Union for the upgrading of the Dutch Quarter District,” Wescot-Williams said.

The funding is part of the 10th European Development Fund financing agreement.

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