Washington, World Bank, January 30, 2019 (Sint Maarten)
Aim Texas received an invitation from the World Bank to engage in contract negotiations for providing consultancy services for a Technical Assistance (TA) project focused on developing an Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy for Sint Maarten under the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project. The discussions primarily revolved around the company’s availability and competence in carrying out this assignment.
Subsequently, a TOR for the assignment is forwarded by the WB team to Aim Texas Consultants for internally review.
The Strategy aims to encompass the entire municipal solid waste management value chain in Sint Maarten, which includes processes from waste generation, collection, diversion, processing, disposal, to landfill operations. Sint Maarten is located in the northern Lesser Antilles within the Caribbean Region. It shares the island with the French part known as “Collectivity of Saint Martin,” with the southern part occupied by Sint Maarten. The total area of the island is 87 square kilometers, approximately divided into 60% (53 sq.km) belonging to the French Republic and 40% (34 sq.km) belonging to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The population of the two parts of the island is roughly equal, and this division dates back to 1648.
Sint Maarten stands as a highly sought-after tourist destination in the Caribbean region. In January 2017, the static population (permanent residents) was slightly above 40,000, and by the beginning of 2018, it had reached 40,614. When considering the daily dynamic population, which includes the daily influx of tourists and undocumented residents, the country’s population reaches around 63,000 during the peak tourism season (October – April).