On Friday December 3rd, the Minister of Public Health, Social
Development and Labor, Omar Ottley and Ballast Nedam
International’s representative Mr. Jeroen Hanneveld signed the
scope of service agreement (SOS) for the Princess Juliana
International Airport reconstruction project. This SOS stems from
Minister Ottley’s incidental work instruction.
On September 30th 2021 Minister Ottley signed off on a work
instruction that strengthens the relationship between large scale
project owners/contractors and the Department of labour affairs.
The SOS ensures that investors and/or contractors utilizes the local
resources to its capacity before sourcing foreign assistance. The
SOS also aims to strengthen our skilled resources by identifying our
country’s weak areas and offering training programs and financial
investments that will turn those weaknesses into our strengths.
In this SOS, Ballest Nedam has agreed full heartedly to support our
local community. The contractor has already been communicating
with the local government, NIPA and over 13 local sub contractors.
Ballast Nedam International in collaboration with the Ministry of
VSA and the Princess Juliana Airport, will also be hosting a job fair
for skilled residents and local sub contractors in the relevant fields,
which is scheduled to be held on Saturday December 18th 2021.
“I am happy to see the fruition of my incidental work instruction.
We just hosted a job fair for the General Hospital with over 100
participants and now we will have the honor of hosting another job
fair for the airport reconstruction project” said Ottley.
The goal is to not only put our people first but to strengthen our
resources with the proper training and opportunities.