Camelia-Romer: No more illegal constructions
WILLEMSTAD – Minister Suzanne Camelia-Romer recently announced in a press conference that the Ministry of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning (VVRP) will not tolerate illegal constructions.
A structured approach for the long term aims to analyze more than 10,000 illegal buildings on the island and to determine whether they qualify for legalization and against which action is in progress. This process is being done in collaboration with the Ministries of Finance and Justice.
The Minister also indicated that she will also tackle the shortage of staff in the departments that have to implement her new policies in the Ministry of VVRP.
“I'm certainly not the first Minister to implement this. In the past several policymakers have pursued such an approach, but I have drawn a line. Since there is a situation that has appeared over the past period of twenty to thirty years on the island and now we have more than 10,000 illegal structures, I mean I just have to start somewhere. It cannot go on like this,” said the Minister.
New illegal construction developments will not be permitted in Curacao and neither Klein Curaçao.”