Opening of new causeway for villagers of Crooked Tree
Belmopan - 18 May, 2009
The residents of Crooked Tree village are now able to reach the farmland area of Black Bunn by land. Official ceremonies were held yesterday morning, May 17th, 2009 for the opening of the Black Bunn ‘Boulevard’ located on the southern end of the village.
Vice Chairperson for Crooked Tree, Mr. Rudolf Crawford, along with other villagers welcomed the opening of the long awaited construction of a causeway to Black Bunn which would allow villagers with farmland and cattle easier access to the area to farm and tend to their produce.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Area Representative for Belize Rural North, Hon. Edmund Castro, in his keynote address expressed his commitment in fulfilling a promise he made during his campaign for political office to the people of Crooked Tree. He also mentioned that this phase formed a part of a bigger project which would provide greater tourism opportunities for his constituency.
Construction of the causeway which extends approximately 1.8 miles leading to Black Bunn was completed last month. The project’s first phase includes a causeway that extends 700 metres across a lagoon with materials funded by the villagers of Crooked Tree and the Area Representative, Hon. Edmund Castro. Technical Assistance was provided by Mr. Julian Pat. A second phase is expected to commence shortly which includes the installation of culverts to allow for a better flow of water beneath the causeway.
Black Bunn is currently been used as farming land. It measures approximately 9,480 acres.