WILLEMSTAD - The government has received a bid from three parties following the tender for the management and operation of the public parking spaces in the city center.
Parking Authority Curaçao (PAC) of Enrique Ribeiro, who managed the public parking for the past decade, must compete against a new company of DMO and SKO and also against security company Securitas.
Business owners and retailers associations Downtown Management Organization (DMO) and Sosiedat di Komershantenan di Otrobanda (SKO) have set up a private company: Willemstad Parking Benefit District (Willemstad PBD).
The tasks of this company being established go further than collecting parking fees and maintaining the equipment, according to the plan that has been submitted. The basic principle is that the parking revenues are reinvested in improving the city center, such as in more parking spaces, but also, for example, lighting, cleaning, and security.
The tender concerns the management and operation of 1,070 public parking spaces and four charging stations for electrically rechargeable vehicles in Otrobanda and Punda. The agreement is entered into for five years.