Published On: Mon, Nov 5th, 2018

Curaçao Ports Authority provides presentation about Waaigat development

Scott LagueuxWILLEMSTAD - Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) recently have a presentation on the development plans with relation to the Waaigat area. The Minister for Economic Development, Mr Steven Martina, opened the morning session of the conference. He indicated that there are many projects that are in a start-up phase and that precisely these kinds of projects make a positive contribution to the progress of the island’s economy.

Then Mr. Humberto de Castro, CEO of CPA, gave a detailed explanation about the reasons why it is important that the Waaigat area is developed in one balanced manner so that value can be added to the historical heritage in Willemstad.

Mr. Scott Lagueux was also invited as guest speaker. He is the Director of the American company Waterfront Planning Moffatt & Nichol, which has extensive experience in the field of developing the marine sector worldwide. Mr Lagueux explained in his presentation the attractions and activities that can be developed and undertaken in and around the Waaigat area, as has been the case for years in other countries.

Mr. Raul Manotas, CCO of CPA, then gave an explanation about the guidelines that have been established by the government for the development of the Waaigat area.

There were also presentations from the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning by Mrs Zarja Garmers-Rojer regarding the guidelines for constructing buildings in the area of Waaigat. Information about investing here on Curaçao was given by the director of Cinex, Mr. Ramon Koffijberg and Marcos Cova, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce.

Investors from abroad, such as Panama and Venezuela, were also present to attend the presentations and did this with a lot of interest.

The Minister of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning, Ms. Zita Jesus-Leito, closed the morning to indicate that she is very satisfied with this type of projects and that she will continue to cooperate with the other Ministries and CPA continue to make progress in the development of the inner city.

Photo: Scott Lagueux (credit: CPA)

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