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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:18 am 
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Yuwana Morto Complex To Be A Model For Other Urban Areas In Aruba


August 15th 2011, Aruba.


SAN NICOLAS-Yuwana Morto Complex will be the first of 21 urban areas in Aruba to receive a
thorough renovation with the purpose of elevating the quality of life of its citizens, and enhancing
the pleasurable experience of urban living and recreation. The renovation of Aruba's urban areas is
listed under the government's master plan "Bo Aruba" (your Aruba). Bo Aruba is a plan that calls
for the revitalization of downtown San Nicolas and Oranjestad, and the renovation of urban areas
on the island.

Yuwana Morto Complex is classified as a predominantly low income suburban area east of
San Nicolas. Many of its habitants are the elderly who are collecting pension, and a few are on
welfare. For the inhabitants of Yuwana Morto Complex it is difficult to allocate money to fix their
own houses. In addition, the neighborhood has not seen any upgrade for over 18 years.

The government has now stepped in to make Yuwana Morto Complex a model in what it expects
other urban areas in Aruba should look like in the future. All the inhabitants have already relocated
to temporary homes in Savaneta in order to start the renovations.

Work has now started with the cleaning of the neighborhood, which includes removing car ruins
and other litter. It will follow with the renovation of the homes, improving their quality and
appearance. Sidewalks will be placed, trees planted, and street lights will be installed to improve
security at night. The government will also construct a recreational area for the neighborhood
where children could play and practice sports.

The government has alternative energy high on the agenda to be implemented on the island. The
government and the electricity supplier ELMAR have agreed to introduce solar roofs. The asbestos
roofs of the homes in Yuwana Morto Complex will be replaced for vinyl roofs with solar cells.
ELMAR has agreed to introduce a discount on the electricity bill once the inhabitants return back to
their homes making partial use of alternative energy.

Yuwana Morto Complex will be renamed Yuwana Morto Residences when the renovations are
completed. The government will be responsible for the maintenance of the public spaces in the
area. It is expected that the inhabitants of Yuwana Morto Complex will take pride of their homes
and neighborhood, and do their part to maintain it as attractive as possible once they return.


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