a visit to the Ministry of Sugar Industry, Labor and Local Government on Friday,
October 19, 2001 Mayor Alberto Nuñez and Councilor Domingo Perez observed the
signing of two contracts that would benefit the residents of San Pedro. Both
contracts totaled a sum of $763,849.14.
The first of these
two contracts is for the construction of a concrete sea wall at three locations
in San Pedro Town. These three locations include a seawall behind the Belize
Electricity Limited plant, at the lagoon side by the old football field and in
the vicinity of Compadres Bar. The total value of construction for these
seawalls is $445,206.25.
The second contract is for the
upgrade of Coconut Drive for an estimated 800 feet of road behind Ramon's
Village. The value of this contract is $318,642.89. This portion of Coconut
Drive will now be cobble-stoned similar to that portion of Coconut Drive next to
The contracting firm of Rojas, Schulz &
Nelder was awarded both contracts. Signing on behalf of the Government of Belize
was Dr. Windell Parham, CEO of the Ministry of Sugar Industry, Labor & Local
Government, and for Rojas, Schulz & Nelder, Ms. Vicky Nelder. Mayor Alberto
Nuñez and Municipal Financial Controller, Mr. Eugene Palacio served as witnesses
to both contracts.
According to a government press
release, the actual work should begin within the next two weeks, and projects
should be completed 18 weeks after the initial date of