Political leaders: “50,000 immigrants to boost the economy”
WILLEMSTAD - Over the next ten years, there should be at least 50,000 people added to the current population to recover and to boost the country's economy. On that nearly all the leaders of the political parties had agreed on last Saturday during the debate about the economy at the university.
However, the new immigrants should be able to make a demonstrable contribution to the economy, politicians argue. According to Suzy Camelia-Römer of the PNP, it is not the intention to import poverty.
What Charles Cooper of the PAS concerns it may even 100,000 if each group of the society is examined. The question is where to house these people.
According to Gerrit Schotte of the MFK, the immigrants could live in Bandabao, Jan Thiel and Brakkeput. Schotte also indicated that the infrastructure will have to be adapted to be able to support this big number of immigrants.