Diaspora business meeting in Vijfhuizen (NL)

On Friday September 10th, 2021, KOOLE Contractors was the host of the Special Diaspora Business- & Entrepreneurial evening. The evening was organized in association with the Board of the Diaspora Fund and – Capital (DFK).

Entrepreneurs from Dutch-, Diaspora and Surinam businesses were well represented.
The evening was a great success! I.a. the First Lady of Suriname: Mellisa Santokhi-Seenacherry, Minister of BIBIS (foreign affairs, International Business and International Cooperation): Albert Ramdin, Director of SLM: Paul de Haan, Director of Staatsolie: Anand Jagesar and our own CFO Jurgen Treffers made impressive speeches during the evening.

Mister Robby Makka, Chairman of DFK presented the evening excellent.

The purpose of the evening was to interest entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, in investing in sustainable projects in Suriname, in order to let the country and its economy grow.
Koole Contractors is one of the entrepreneurs that sets a good example for sustainable projects. KOOLE Contractors has been working in Suriname for a long period of time, where we work on the dismantling of the aluminum plant of Suralco with mainly Surinamese employees.

About Diaspora
Especially with the visit of the Surinam President H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi to the Netherlands, which has strengthened ties with the government of the Netherlands, the diaspora of Suriname is becoming even more active. Dutch entrepreneurs and investors are much needed in Suriname, which has been cited several times by the President of Suriname.

It is worth mentioning that on September 11th, 2021, the President of Suriname proclaimed DIN (Diaspora Institute Netherlands) in Amsterdam. DIN is the sister organization of DIS (Diaspora Institute Suriname).
Diaspora Institute Suriname is an entity that organizes and structures cooperation with the diaspora worldwide. Their goal is to connect as many diaspora as possible with local projects, people and initiatives and vice versa. (Source: and

You will find a photo-impressions of this evening underneath this post. The photos are made by Ranjan Akloe.

Koole contractors at safety day
Ship recovery, salvaging, decommissioning and clean-up