State Secretary Van Veldhoven visits The Caribbean Netherlands

State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and  Water Management), will pay a working visit to Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire from July 14th  to July 18th.

Stientje van Veldhuizen

State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven

The focus during  this visit is mainly on the efforts in the field of the environment to keep the islands clean and livable.

The journey starts with a working visit to Saba. There the State Secretary will have meetings with the Island Governor and some members of the Executive Council. The State Secretary then pays a working visit to the new hurricane-resistant waste incineration plant and separation hall. On the second day on St. Eustatius visits will also be paid to environmental projects and the oil terminal NuStar. There will also be meetings about waste management with the Government Commissioner and his deputy.

Bonaire

The working visit to Bonaire is focused on waste policy, fireworks, the coral action plan and fuels. The State Secretary closes the largest illegal dump of The Caribbean Netherlands,  carries out the start of the construction of a new, safe fireworks storage place and gives the go-ahead for asbestos remediation at a former shrimp farm.

On all three islands agreements are made on working  together to put an end to the use of disposable plastic, in order to keep the islands clean and livable and to preserve the unique nature.