||Expanding tourism is putting pressure on
the present hospitality infrastructure and creating demand for
additional investments in accommodations and airlift
||The privatization program initiated by the
government in 2001 has brought investments and strategic alliances
with U.S., Dutch and Canadian companies, creating additional
||Large-scale restoration of monuments and
several new initiatives in the field of professional.
||Training and cultural events are emphasizing
the island's status as a World Heritage site and highlighting
the enormous potential as a center for professional education
and cultural events.
||Efforts to modernize economic legislation
and policy have so far yielded new economic zone legislation,
a new civil code with modern, internationally accepted standards
for business, and commitment of the Netherlands Antilles to
the Caribbean Rim Investment Initiative, an OECD-supported project
aimed at transforming the Dutch Antillean islands with their
centuries old tradition for political and legal stability into
state of the art economies.