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#496239 - 09/30/14 06:56 AM Central Park renovation to start soon
Marty Offline

We have told you about the plans to renovate the Orange Walk Central Park. Today we can say that, that project is a lot closer to fruition as the Orange Walk Town Council has been informed that work should be starting by the end of this week. Orange Walk Mayor Kevin Bernard spoke with us today and explained what should be taking place in the weeks to follow.

Kevin Bernard – Mayor or Orange Walk Town

“I understand that Coleman Construction has been awarded the contract to do the renovation of Central Park, on Wednesday as a matter of fact, at 2:30 there will be a soft launch of the actual works where I will be handing over the Park the project coordinator and then they will handing it over to the contractor so that work can commence and from what I understand immediately right after the mobilization of , the contractor will start to mobilize his equipment and so forth in the areas so that works can commence immediately the next day so we should be seeing a lot of activity in the center part of town so I would want to also ask our residence to bear some patience with us and as well those vendors that are around the park, there will be some inconvenience and those that will relocate need to relocate and so we just want to make sure that everyone if informed.”

The project should be completed in ninety days from its inception. In addition, the public will also see the upgrading of the streets around the park.

Kevin Bernard – Mayor of Orange Walk Town

“The idea is to make sure that our people can have a nice central park to come and visit and stay and have a family time, the park will have many amenities that we have identified as it is displayed on the billboard at the park and so I want to thank of course the Government of Belize, Social Investment Fund and of course the council who had to find the 3% counterpart funding to ensure that this work gets underway, so we should have a brand new central park in the months to come.”

The project is funded by the World Bank, and implemented by the Social Investment Fund which has partnered with the municipalities to carry out projects similar to this across the country. The Orange Walk Town Council is paying three percent of the total cost of the project which is somewhere around sixty thousand dollars.


#497121 - 10/22/14 05:32 AM Re: Central Park renovation to start soon [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Orange Walk Central Park undergoes renovation

Work on the park rehabilitation started on Wednesday of last week as part of an initiative under the Belize Municipal Development Plan.

The Orange Walk Central Park renovation project is being funded through a World Bank loan, with the implementing agency being the Social Investment Fund, at a cost of $350,000.

The park renovation work in Orange Walk town is being carried out by contractor Coleman Construction limited and is being done on two phases.

Completion of the work is expected in mid-January, 2015.

Click here to read the rest of the article on the Patrick Jones website

#499828 - 01/12/15 04:02 AM Re: Central Park renovation to start soon [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Deputy Mayor Speaks On Last Phase Of Central Park

In October of last year we told you about the commencement of rehabilitation works at the Orange Walk Central Park which saw the collaboration of the Social Investment Fund and the Town Council. And while the park is still in its construction phases, today we got an update of the park progress from Deputy Mayor and Councillor in charge of parks and playgrounds, Ian Cal.

Ian Cal – Deputy Mayor

“From the look they are on track, the grass has been planted and the ground has been to street level because the park was below street level before so only the final touches are coming in now hopefully by the end of this month we can see it completed as per schedule and hopefully nothing else delay it and hopefully by the end of February the Orange Walkenos should see their park completed and rehabilitated.”

Weather permitting; contractors are aiming for end of February for its completion. The project, which is carrying a price tag of $1.8 million will dramatically improve the ambiance of the area and make the public space more user-friendly. And while we are threading on the works being carried out at that main park space, the council has been working arduously on other public spaces.

Ian Cal – Deputy Mayor

“As councillor in charge of parks and playgrounds together with Jose Urbina we have touched different areas when it comes to parks this was our main project together with SIF but the more local projects for example the Nature Park has been touched with the new playground and the new basketball court in partnership with the honourable Marco Tulio Mendes and recently we did the Phillip Alvarez Park where we took back the electricity because before there was no electricity there, the lights were down it was under the care of the sport council but we as a council we decided we should look over it and before elected we did some works there but they were destroyed and so what we did again we brought it back again to the park and we put the electricity back and we are paying that bill and what we did in partnership with the honourable John Briceno is that we have cemented the bleachers and we put some new swings there thanks to Belize Bank and Smart and when it comes to the housing site area we also put some lights there as well to the basketball court as a promise that we kept to the young people there and in the Pasadita Area we put some play sets and swings as well and we also have plan of a new park around the Pasadita Area that we plan to name after the late Ramon Cervantes and that is going to be a green park and we are in plans for it and the plans that we have at the riverside areas as well and we are in discussion with individuals who want to finance the park as well and the Battle Field park as well around Banquitas and we are in discussion with individuals who want to fully finance that park as well and that will be the first of that park in the country.”

Next on the agenda is implementing free Wi-Fi access at all the public parks.


#501489 - 02/25/15 05:33 AM Re: Central Park renovation to start soon [Re: Marty]
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