A new resource centre will be inaugurated in Gracie Rock village in the Belize district on Sunday. According to an official press release, the Centre is part of a project being implemented by the Social Investment Fund and is designed to strengthen the capacity of some 174 Gracie Rock Village residents to increase their income from tourism, recreational activities and other local resources in the area. Under the project, the village’s community centre was upgraded into a resource centre at an approximate cost of one hundred and ninety thousand dollars. Financing for the project was provided by the Government of Belize through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank. The release from SIF says that a second phase of the project is to be considered to equip the improved facility with computers with access to the internet. The project to upgrade the Gracie Rock community centre included, among others, replacement of the roof and ceiling, the installation of new doors and windows as well as repairs to the rear, western and front verandahs. Guest speaker at Sunday’s inauguration ceremony will be area representative Michael Hutchinson.
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