Maskall Will Get A Hurricane Shelter
Maskall village's over 1,200 residents will have their own hurricane shelter.
Ground was broken yesterday for the project to upgrade the Village Community Centre into a full hurricane shelter.
Area Representative Edmund Castrol told us why it is important:…
Edmund Castrol, Area Rep
"For Maskall to not had had a proper hurricane shelter or a proper community building for recreational purpose - it was a shame. Also what we experience every year we get almost either hurricane or threat from hurricane or from flood and so what happen in the past we receive a lot of people that were coming from San Pedro and Caye Caulker but they is no proper hurricane shelter in this community although it is this size. So this building will serve a multitude many different purposes for the villagers not just in Maskall but villagers in the diaspora."
The existing zinc roof will be replaced with a concrete slab and the foundation will be strengthened among other things.
The project will be financed by the Government of Belize at a total cost of $176,000 under the Commonwealth Debt Initiative. The community of Maskall will contribute labour towards the project.