STP projects on Ambergris Caye are moving forward
The San Pedro Sunset Boardwalk and Water Taxi Terminal Projects are expected to be completed by November 2013. Despite major opposition by a sector of the Ambergris Caye residents, ground was broken in June of 2012, 14 months ago. Terry Wright from the Sustainable Tourism Project (STP) Unit said that up to date, the project is going well and it not too far away from completion. He explained that 100% of the lagoon area for the field has been reclaimed, and the top layer of sand fill is currently being spread. In addition, 100% of the water taxi concrete platforms, complete with masonry work, roofing and rendering of terminal building walls, is finished. Wright said that the wooden picket sections of the perimeter fence have been installed, with only the top portion underway.
Wright also indicated that the promenade works along Nurse Shark Street is 90% completed, three boat ramps are constructed, and additional curbing and drain structure is underway, as is the construction of public bathrooms. “A local consultant is currently being contracted to assist with the start-up of the management and operations of the new facility upon completion,” said Wright. “To date the construction contractor has been extremely accommodating of the public events traditionally held at the old football field, such as the Costa Maya festival, Miss San Pedro Pageant and the Independence Celebrations. Despite these slight disruptions to the construction schedule, completion is estimated for mid-November 2013.”
The STP Unit is coordinating with utility companies and the contractor is ensuring that all necessary water and sewage connections are in place prior to cementing the road.
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