PHILIPSBURG--Interim Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI, Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs signed an agreement with Eric van Putten of Designer's Choice on Thursday, for sewage connections to the homes and properties directly along the main road in Middle Region.

The agreement is valued at NAf. 450,000, and is financed by the government. After signing Prime Minister Gumbs immediately instructed VROMI section New Works to look at connecting the homes in the higher elevations next.

From 2009 through 2011, the upgrading of Middle Region was carried out with funding from the ninth European Development Fund (EDF) programme.

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