The Ministry Organization:
The areas that make up
the responsibility of the Ministry of VROMI are aimed at supporting a
sustainable spatial development, a well preserved environment and a good
quality of life for the citizens of Sint Maarten.
Public Housing, Spatial
Planning, Environment and Infrastructure mainly refer to activities including
but not limited to the management of our natural resources and environment and
the development and management of a robust public infrastructure and public
This is to be achieved
- Advising on policy in
the area of public housing, spatial planning, environment and infrastructure,
- Planning and
realization of public works and buildings,
- Management of the
public infrastructure, spaces, land and other resources,
- Permits issuance and
enforcement in spatial development and environment.
- Management of the real
property of the government
The Ministry of VROMI
consists of 6 organizational entities, which includes a policy department
(VROMI) and 5 executive departments that ensure the realization of
the Ministry’s obligations which include: New Projects, Infrastructure
Management, Domain Affairs, Permits, and Inspection.
The policy department
of VROMI is responsible for preparation of policy and legislation
and the supervision of the execution thereof.
The executive Departments
hold the following responsibilities:
1. New Projects:
Ensure the realization of high quality development through project management of diverse building, utility and civil engineering projects for St. Maarten.
Example: contracting of field professionals for building of new schools, public housing or government and/or public facilities.
2. Infrastructure Management
Is responsible for proactively managing and maintaining the public areas and infrastructure in order to provision sustainable spatial surroundings in the interest of the public of St. Maarten.
Example: maintenance of roads, management of the collection and processing of solid and liquid waste, and repairs and/or maintenance of public spaces, as well as forming part of the core team (ESF) in the case of disaster management and clean up.
3. Domain Affairs
Deals with all aspects of policy and administration in regards to government lease land and real property in the broadest sense of the word.
Example: processing of requests for land in long lease and maintaining a database of all government land.
Deals with the processing and issuance of building related permits and business environment related permits within the work-sphere of the Ministry of VROMI.
Example: building, hindrance civil works or demolishing permit among others.