Minister discusses St. Maarten’s waste collection with Indian MerchantsPOSTED: 04/19/16 5:36 PM
Minister Angel Meyers with representatives of the Indian Merchants Association. Photo contributed
St. Maarten News – Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers met with the President of the Indian Merchants Association Damu Rawtani and Vice President Cookie Bijlani last Thursday to discuss the collection of Commercial Waste in the Philipsburg area, especially Front- and Backstreet. In accordance with the Waste Ordinance, collection and disposal of Commercial Waste is solely the responsibility of the businesses.
The representatives of the Indian Merchants Association said that they represent approximately 175 stores in Front- and Backstreet, and that most merchants have a commercial waste collection agreement with various contractors.
The Indian Merchants Association is willing to work with the government and relevant contractors to combat stray garbage in the commercial area of Philipsburg.
It is the intention of Minister Angel Meyers and the Indian Merchants Association to plan follow up meetings so that government is kept abreast of the progress regarding waste collection.