Published On: Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016

No quorum parliamentary debate port concession

ParliamentWILLEMSTAD - The parliamentary meeting on the new port concession of Curacao Port Services (CPS) did not take place as was supposed to last Friday. A mandatory quorum was not reached before the start of the planned debate.

There were only 10 of the 21 MPs present and that is one short of the quorum. The MPs were supposed to discuss the proposal of the Minister of Economic Development, Eugene Rhuggenaath to provide the CPS with a new 20 year concession to operate the harbor of Curaçao. This under the condition that the company would invest 30 million in two new container cranes and the renovation of the yard.

Ruling party Pueblo Soberano is now united against the proposal and some of the MPs representing that party were absent for the meeting.

According to Melvin Cijntje MP of the Pueblo Soberano their absence was not a boycott, but an unfortunate coincidence.

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