The following persons representating various institutions put on this massive project: Mr. Hodgson, President of SOGA (Stichting Onroerend Goed Aruba), Frensel Giel, President of AIB and for Buro di Arkitecto Bermello and Ajamil and Partners, Mr. Bermello.
The signing took place in the presence of Ministers Benny Sievinger and Richard Visser, Medical Director of the Hospital Dr. Haime Falconi, Financial Director of the Hospital Mr. De Kool, members of the SOGA, and various advisers of both the Hospital and the government.
The government remarked that they were delighted that they have reached this milestone after many years of deliberations and dicussions. Finally, they can begin to see the fruits of their labor with respect to our Hospital. This year they expect to begin construction in earnest on the Hospital. According to Minister Sevinger, construction is scheduled to begin in the month of November of this year. He intimated that depending on different factors they may even begin earlier than November with the work.
According to the government, this is going to be a majestic project. For the next 30 years Aruba will have a state-of-the-art Hospital that will serve Aruba at the highest possible level.