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Les Carbets de la baie orientale ": A major tourism project
Les Carbets de la baie orientale ": A major tourism project
The rehabilitation of the AW34 plot, located on Orient Bay beach belonging to the Saint Martin Community, is a major economic project of the current mandate for tourism development on this part of the island where Tourists are numerous and where the community wants to provide modern and welcoming infrastructures.
Planned by the RRR majority as soon as it came to power in 2012, this development project became operational after the cyclone Gonzalo, the 13 October 2014, which destroyed a large part of the existing installations.
Very soon, President Aline Hanson and the two vice-presidents in charge of project implementation, Wendel Cocks and Guillaume Arnell, initiated the procedures and the necessary steps to implement this public development within a relatively short period of time .


The Collective establishes an immediate consultation with the operators

In order to be able to interact with the 15 or so operators on this public plot for several years under a Temporary Occupation Authorization (AOT), the Economic Unit of the Community, headed by Vice-President Wendel Cocks, and The Center for Sustainable Development of the Community, headed by Vice President Guillaume Arnell, under the leadership of President Aline Hanson, quickly established a climate of consultation with restaurateurs and shopkeepers and organized meetings to inform them of the project And of his advance, and to receive their grievances. Very quickly, a relationship of trust was established and a broad consensus was formed around this project that both elected and traders want to see completed.

The implementation of the program entrusted to SEMSAMAR

Entrusted to SEMSAMAR, the implementation of the development was launched at the end of 2014, it definitively took shape at the beginning of 2015 with the realization of the final plans of the program entitled "Les Carbets de la Baie Orientale", and the definition of a Schedule. The Community of Saint-Martin is the project owner.
For a total of 3 million Euro, "Les Carbets de la Baie Orientale" will give a completely different face to this public beach whose undeniable tourist assets will be enhanced and valued.
The plot will be completely rebuilt in compliance with seismic and cyclonic standards, the new device is in harmony with the North of the Orient Bay.
Thanks to a construction that is significantly set back from the existing, the beach area will be particularly enlarged and bordered by terraces suitable for the site's activities. The new system will be harmonious with a favorable tourist environment, resolutely turned towards the sea and its activities.

Demolition of old structures and construction of carbets

The demolition of the old installations was launched on the 22 June 2015 by the Collectivité. Executed via a call for public tenders by the Saint-Martin company TMTT, the work took a little over a fortnight to restore the beach to its original appearance.
Two days after the launch of the demolition work, Vice President Wendel Cocks invites the press to inform the public about the progress of the project and to unveil plans for the new program.
Two lots were awarded via a call for tenders for the construction of the program: The Lot 1 for the VRD was awarded to the company SOGETRA, while the Lot 2 concerning the buildings - TCE was entrusted to the company NOFRAG.
Launched in July 2015, the new program will include the construction of eight beach restaurants, four shops, a tourist market for ten small kiosks, as well as three booths for water activities, a large reception car park, And wc) and an emergency station for the safety of the beach users.
According to the pre-set schedule (and if the cyclonic weather saves our small island), the Community of St. Martin plans to deliver the new program at the end of October 2015. The successful operators will then be able to invest in the site to be operational for the new tourist season in November 2015.

Issuance of Temporary Occupation Authorizations

The Saint-Martin Community Planning Department has been receiving requests for Temporary Occupation Authorization (AOT) for a few weeks. A dedicated committee will decide soon and grant an AOT for each selected operator according to the European regulations in force.

President Aline Hanson is paying close attention to the realization of this structuring public order for the territory, which will bring a new economic boost to this part of the eastern bay.
The responsiveness of the Community after Hurricane Gonzalo shows those who could still doubt the interest and attention that the Community of Saint Martin has given to the tourism sector, spearhead of our economy.




Plot development AW34 BO - 2015-06-25

Les Carbets de la baie orientale ": A major tourism project
Les Carbets de la baie orientale ": A major tourism project

It is with pleasure that I welcome you today on the parcel AW34 of the Orient Bay. As you know, all of the site's operators had suffered greatly from the effects of cyclone Gonzalo. Thus, in accordance with the budgetary guidelines initiated by the economic pole and under the impetus of President HANSON, the Collectivité decided to respond in an optimal way and adapted to the expectations of professionals and their clients.

As you can see, the demolition work carried out by the TMTT has already begun and we are working hard to meet the deadlines we have committed ourselves to. We anticipate a delivery of the new device by the end of October, thus allowing the operators a start of the season under the best conditions.

With a plot completely rebuilt in compliance with the seismic and cyclonic standards, the new device fits in a true harmony with the North of the Orient Bay. Thanks to a construction that is significantly set back from the existing, the beach area will be particularly enlarged and bordered by terraces suitable for the site's activities.

The new device will be harmonious with its environment and resolutely turned towards the sea and its activities. It will also be equipped with a rescue station.

I am particularly proud of the work done by the services of the Community. I am thinking of the Economic Cluster as well as the Sustainable Development Cluster, which oversaw the qualitative aspects of the project under the authority of Vice-President Guillaume ARNELL.

The reactivity of the Community after Hurricane Gonzalo shows those who could still doubt its interest and attention to the tourism sector, spearhead of our economy.

I will not hesitate to go back to all the media to get information on the progress of the project.



Wendel Cocks.

Vice President of the Business Unit

AW34 Parcel of Orient Bay - 2014-11-04

Les Carbets de la baie orientale ": A major tourism project

The COM presents to the farmers their project of rehabilitation of the beach
The Economic Development Center of the Community, chaired by Vice President Wendel Cocks, has just launched a major project to rehabilitate the AW34 parcel on Orient Bay, as expressed in the budgetary guidelines debates since 2012. Ownership of this plot located on the waterfront and operated by a dozen restaurants and shops via a Temporary Occupation Authorization (AOT), belongs to the Community, which wishes to take advantage of the damage caused by cyclone Gonzalo to redevelop this high place Of Saint-Martin's tourism and make it more attractive. The Community has, therefore, mandated Semsamar to carry out the rehabilitation work; A first meeting was held on the ground, on Thursday 23 last October, aimed at exposing the objectives of the Community to the operators. On Friday 31 October, a community meeting bringing together the services of the COM, Semsamar and the operators, was an opportunity to exchange with them and present the project carried out by the Community. The aim of this redevelopment is to add value to the site by making it a tourist attraction, which can be exploited during the day or in the evening. A new coherent whole will therefore be created, while preserving the contemporary Creole spirit of this part of the eastern bay. Initial reflections allow to advance the creation of light structures divided into four modules, each with two restaurants and a shop, with an adjoining tourist market and a walk along the plot. The access roads and a parking lot of 80 places (with sanitary equipment) are also provided to welcome visitors. During the meeting, Vice-President Wendel Cocks took into account the concerns of the operators - mainly technical issues - which will finalize the project. As for the timetable, the vice president announced a four-month deadline for administrative implementation with a closure of facilities in June 2015 for four months for the work. "The existing one will be shaved for the new project to be built. You will then be able to reopen your establishments in the new structure at the end of September 2015, and be thus operational to prepare the season, "announced Wendel Cocks. For the time being, the operators were asked to ensure the next season in the existing without any major work. Given the condition of the beach, which has not received any significant improvement in nearly 20 years, the operators have welcomed with enthusiasm this great project of the Community, which will offer a beautiful rehabilitation to this parcel exceptionally well located on The eastern bay, and give it the renewal and the place it deserves.

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