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Jun 10, 2016

Sugar City Embarks on Massive Infrastructure Project

Kevin Bernard

Earlier we showed you the road works in Belmopan being down through the Road Traffic Safety Project. But one other municipality is also preparing to embark on a massive infrastructure project. This week we spoke to Mayor Kevin Bernard who told us that orange Walk isn’t being left behind, even though they haven’t been able to access municipal bonds or central government largesse.


Kevin Bernard, Mayor, Orange Walk

“We believe that in order for us to protect our citizens as well we need to improve in infrastructure. Recently we passed a resolution to get into an agreement to pave at least ten other main outlets within our town. That should see most of the areas in the center of our town be enhanced. This will bring a very positive impact to our community. The reason I’m saying that is it will touch areas like around Muffles School, Muffles College, Chapel School area, Progress Street, Bethias Lane, San Andres, Cinderella – these are major outlets. People connect on these streets every day – Santa Ana Street. So let’s say we’re travelling from the Union town area, you will see that you will be able to move from one location to the next on good streets. There’s another project we are doing simultaneously with this one – the paving of Orchid Drive. That’s the street that runs in front of the Northern Medical plaza. I want to say publicly to the doctors at Northern medical Plaza – thank you very much for your contributions, to Ena Martinez who also made a significant contribution to that project – this is the type of partnership we have been able to build. And to the Demar’s Stone company, Mr. Grijalva who is working with us to finance these projects. This is something I’ve said from the beginning – when it comes to street infrastructure and improvement of our town – once we come together as a community and once we are able to work together as a community, we are able to do much more for the benefit of our people.”


The work is expected to be completed by the end of December, if the weather cooperates.

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1 Response for “Sugar City Embarks on Massive Infrastructure Project”

  1. Steve says:

    Very good Orange Walk Town Council. I admire your initiative, and that you are not begging the UDP government to give you some funds. Nor are you making any excuses. Keep it up, and the people will continue supporting you.

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