Portion of 1st Street North in Corozal Town to be paved under the BMDP Street Project
Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health, delivering the keynote address
Press Release No. 18 - 2012
September 24, 2012: The
municipalities of Belmopan, Corozal and Orange Walk will see a further
improvement of their main streets as a result of a $2.1 Million dollar street
project under the Belize Municipal Development Project (BMDP) which was launched
this morning during a formal ceremony in Corozal Town.
The street project calls for the enhancement
of Nim Li Punit, Hummingbird and Raccoon Streets in the City of Belmopan;
Punta Gorda and 1st Street North in Corozal Town and Santa Familia Street in Orange
The work scope for the project
includes the realignment of street side drains, provision of street concrete
curbs, resurfacing of the streets with Hot Mix and or chip seal, provision of
street markings for vehicular and pedestrian lanes and permanent sinage. This project will cost approximately Bz $2,183,809.65 and will be carried out
by A&N Construction , a local firm.
From left City Councillor Anna Guy, SIF's Daniel Cano, Hon. Pablo Marin, Mr Hilberto Campos, Mayor of Corozal and Mr Kevin Bernard, Mayor of Orange Walk, cutting the symbolic ribbon
Hon. Pablo Marin congratulates Mr Kevin Bernard, Mayor of Orange Walk Town, at the launching of the BMDP Street Project
These street projects will satisfy a
number of important objectives including putting in place proper traffic safety
measures that can be monitored and enforced by the respective municipal traffic
departments; addressing health issues that normally affects street users during
the dry and rainy seasons; and improving the general aesthetics and attractiveness
of the areas in the participating municipalities.
The BMDP is a $30 million dollar Government project, which
aims to provide much needed infrastructure in seven major municipalities in the
country. It is being implemented by the
Project Implementation Unit of the BMDP, under the umbrella of the Social
Investment Fund, and aims to improve access to basic municipal infrastructure
and to enhance municipal management in selected Town and City Councils of
Belize. These include Belmopan, Benque
Viejo Del Carmen, San Ignacio and Santa Elena, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, Corozal
and Orange Walk.
The project is focusing on three main categories namely:
Municipal Infrastructure Investments, Technical Assistance and Capacity
Building for Town and City Councils and Central Government, and Project
Management and Administration.
The keynote address at the official ceremony was delivered
by Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health and Area Representative for Corozal Bay. Other speakers included Mr Kevin Bernard,
Mayor of Orange Walk Town, Mr Hilberto
Campos, Mayor of Corozal Town, Councillor Anna Guy, representing the Belmopan
City Council and Mr Daniel Cano, Executive Director of the Social Investment
Fund, among others.
Members of the public at the launching of the CZL,OW and Bmp Street Project
information please contact Mr Mike Hernandez Jr. (Sr. J.P.), Director of Public
Relations of the Social Investment Fund, at Tel No. 822-0239/0508 or via email
or Cell No. 634-4002.