On Monday, February 25th, a group of potential investors visited the site of the proposed international airport in the Basil Jones Area, northern Ambergris Caye. Accompanying them was Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr. The group was in the country allegedly preparing paperwork to start the construction of the airport that will bear the name ‘Efrain Guerrero International Airport.’ However, those rumors were denied by Heredia, who told The San Pedro Sun that there is nothing official on the project and that it was just a routine inspection.

Heredia stated that the group is actively involved in the hospitality and travel industry. They also visited other parts of Belize looking at other investment opportunities. He added that the group, who mainly work from the Dominican Republic, is showing a lot of interest in investing in the proposed international aerodrome on the island. Heredia said that a formal decision might be taken in the upcoming weeks. “If they decide to invest and the government accepts their offer, then it will happen,” said Heredia. The Minister pointed out that he will always support this project for the island.

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