WILLEMSTAD - The construction contract for phase 3 of the Marie Pampoen Recreational Area was recently signed by Hugo Clarinda, deputy director of the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) and Wendell Bonafacio, director of Curacaose Wegenbouw Maatschappij B.V. (CWM). Present at the signing was the Minister of Economic Development, Ruisandro Cijntje.
A number of facilities have been added to the Marie Pampoen Recreational Area over the last few years and are being widely used by different groups of the local community and international visitors as well. The development of this area is part of a master plan for the development of a recreational area with economic activities for the community in general and especially those living in the Marie Pampoen area. At the same time, the area will also serve as a tourism product where tourists can mingle with the local population and experience the island for themselves. The project’s third phase will focus on several recreational and sports facilities, such as a beach with several palapas, multiple play and entertainment activities for children and youths, an open-air fitness area, a pier, a beach volleyball court, three business kiosks, benches, picnic areas, restrooms, landscaping, illumination, coastal protection, as well as running water and electricity infrastructure.
The CTB has been tasked with coordinating the project, while its financing is provided by the Ministry of Economic Development. Heren2 Caribbean is in charge of supervising the construction, which is planned to start early in 2022.