IDB President Visits Belize to Discuss Public and Private Sector Funding

Belmopan, November 3rd, 2010. President of the Inter American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno is making a two day visit to Belize on Thursday and Friday, November 4th and 5th, 2010, to meet with Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow, other government officials and representatives of the private sector to discuss the IDB’s continued financing of development projects in Belize and other possible areas of funding.

Mr. Moreno arrives in Belize on Thursday November 4th, and will be hold a meeting with Prime Minister Barrow and other government officials at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Northern Highway, starting at 2:30 PM. Other senior staff from the IDB accompanying the President will also be meeting with top officials of the Government of Belize.

On Friday November 5th, the President and his delegation of senior IDB officials will participate in a symposium with members of the private sector organized by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry to be held at the Macfield Conference Centre on Coney Drive, Belize City.

Noteworthy is the fact that this is the first time the IDB President will hold such discussions with the private sector in Belize with the view of establishing lending programs for private sector financing, which would complement its on-going program of public sector financing for development projects in our country.