Part of the Quick Win Plan for the Area’s Development
WILLEMSTAD- October 15, 2021 – The official unveiling of the Zakito mural took place in a pleasant atmosphere at Koredor with attendance of the Minister of Economic Development, Ruisandro Cijntje and the Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Charles Cooper. The mural is part of the Quick Win Plan for the development of the Zakito area and is one of the action points in the vision for the area’s development adopted by the government of Curaçao. The Quick Win Plan is aimed at developing the Zakito area through several minor improvements that will raise the area’s value, making it more attractive for leisure and sports, thus promoting wellness activities. The Quick Win Plan’s execution is in the hands of the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB). The mural was created by artist Sander van Beusekom of BLEND Creative Imaging. At the event Mr. van Beusekom explained the artistic creation and the underlying meaning behind the mural in detail to the attendees.
The mural covers three sections of about 150 feet each. The first section expresses a warm welcome to visitors to the Koredor area, while conveying the importance of keeping the island’s underwater environment clean. The second section portrays Aqualectra’s history of water production, that began in 1928, combined with the area’s fishing history, which is still alive at Koredor. The third focuses on the value of wellness and sports—something the area is well-known for. Van Beusekom worked on the mural in collaboration with PickNic Projects, with locals from over ten different neighborhoods who helped out in the mural’s execution.
With the finalization of the Zakito mural art, Koredor will become more attractive, adding to the experience of both the local community and tourists visiting the spot. Our special thanks go to Aqualectra’s Management for their help in repairing the wall and making it ready to receive the mural. The CTB invites the community to visit the area, admire the mural, and enjoy some recreation. At the same time, let’s all play our part to keep the area clean. Together, we can do it!