Published On: Wed, Aug 3rd, 2016

Neglected mangroves to become green oasis in Otrobanda

mangroveWILLEMSTAD - A beautifully clean mangrove park, through which you can canoe and walk, with a boardwalk and a lookout tower where tourists can take selfies with their cruise ship in the background. That's all in the plan made by Implementation Department Domain Management and commissioned by the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Spatial Planning for transforming the polluted area of the mangrove forest in Rif, Otrabanda.

This plan involves the reducing of the nuisance of mosquitoes and the elimination of the drainage system. The realization of this project is very high on the priority list of the Minister in charge, Suzanne Camelia Römer. The implementation of the project will take approximately 12 months. In the plan, the conservation of mangroves as a breeding ground for coral fish is guaranteed in a sustainable way in the future of the recreation area in Otrabanda.

The agency CCM Engineering, together with Arcadis, designed the technical solution for the water renewal and flow which will eliminate the odors and make the mosquitoes plague a thing of the past. Lyongo Architecture created the design for the park. The parties together made the plan ready for implementation. The realization of the requirements and design was in consultation with various stakeholders including Carmabi, Amigu di Tera, Federashon Otrobanda, Waitt Institute, Implementation Department Public Works, Implementation Department Spatial Development, the Ministry of Health, Environment & Nature and Implementation Department Domain Management.

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