October 22, 2009

The Social Investment Funding is preparing to launch two social projects for two communities in the Toledo District. Villagers of San Vincente and Sunday Wood will be the beneficiaries of the latest project from the Social Investment Fund. Mike Hernandez is the Director of Public Relations at the Social Investment Fund.

Mike Hernandez: Director of Public Relations, SIF
"We will be launching two important projects. The project in San Vicente aims to complete four classrooms on the ground floor of the existing one story building at the school in San Vicente. The works will also include the construction of a library, an administration office, a male and a female bathroom block and an extension of the two additional classrooms to the existing building. The other project in Sunday Wood proposes the construction of a new rudimentary water system which will provide a supply of quality and potable water for the village. The scope of the project includes the construction of a twenty thousand gallon furrow concrete elevated water tank, a pump house and a network of distribution pipes. The system will have a new design with a stronger system, columns and beams to make them more resistant to earthquakes."

Hernandez says that the project aims to meet the basic needs of the residents of both villages.

Mike Hernandez: Director of Public Relations, SIF
"They will benefit over six hundred sixty two persons. These projects are very important because they are going to address the basic needs of the Belizeans especially in the most remote areas in the Toledo District. These projects also underscore the commitment of the Social Investment Fund to continue to work hand in hand with the government to address the basic needs of all Belizeans through the entire country of Belize."

The project in San Vicente was funded through the Basic Needs Trust Fund and the Sunday Wood project is being funded by the government of Belize through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank. Both projects add up to about four hundred 29 thousand Belize dollars.

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