The Belize Fisheries Department and Belize Forest Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, with support from the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), and in partnership with Central Information Technology Office (CITO), is pleased to announce the launch of the Belize Electronic License and Permit System (BELAPS).

The BELAPS is an internet-based application process for all licenses and permits issued by both Departments and it aims at improving the management of its fishery and forestry resources and services offered to the Public. Users will be able to apply for licenses and permits online, making the application more efficient and convenient.

The launch was an opportunity to learn more about the new system and to celebrate the important milestone in the implementation of e-governance in Belize. E-government represents a fundamental change in the public sector structure, values, operation culture and the ways of conducting business by utilizing the potential of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a tool in government agencies.

The Official Launch of the BELAPS took place on today at the Belize Best Western Biltmore Plaza.