Site visit marks start of Belvedere Towers renovation


Major renovation work to severely damaged social housing in Belvedere has now begun, marked by an informal site visit by several key stakeholders. In total, some 64 apartment units in the six residential towers of Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) will be fully renovated under this contract.

Based on a budget of almost US $5.5 million, the scope of works includes structural repairs, roof and electrical work, and installation of doors, windows, ceiling tiles, and plumbing fixtures.

The first two buildings are scheduled for completion in May 2022. With the delivery of the final refurbished units in the fourth quarter of 2022, safer and more secure housing will be available to eligible Sint Maarten residents through the SMHDF.

This activity – prioritized by the Government of Sint Maarten – is part of the Emergency Recovery Project (ERP-1) of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund, which is financed by the Government of the Netherlands, managed by the World Bank, and implemented by the NRPB.

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