St. Maarten’s Executive Council on Tuesday approved plans for the building of a basketball court in Fort Willem. Once completed, the basketball court will serve as a more suitable site for the practicing of sports by the area’s youth, who now practice basketball in the streets with a makeshift basket attached to a pole.
Commissioner of sports, Frans Richardson had visited the area as far back as July and upon viewing the situation decided that it was time that a basketball court is erected in that area.
Commissioner Richardson, at the time, also spoke to the area’s youth and several adults who confirmed that children living in Fort Willem and adjacent neighborhoods have no adequate sports or recreation facilities close by available to them.
The Executive Council on Tuesday handled the awarding of an advice by Sector ROB for the preparation work, construction management and site supervision for a basketball court in Fort Willem.
The Executive Council also handled the report of tender by invitation for the preparation work and construction, management and site supervision for the proposed basket ball court.
It also handled the list of attendees for the preparation work and construction, management and site supervision of the Fort Willem basket ball court, dated August 5, 2009.
The Executive Council is additionally looking forward to receiving some 188,000 guilders for the promotion of youth sports on St. Maarten and on Tuesday, approved the forwarding of correspondence on the matter to Netherlands Antilles Minister Omayra Leeflang.