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Sep 23, 2016

More to Come, Including Paving of Coastal Road

Dean Barrow

On the matter of public works, according to the Prime Minister, there is more to come. He announced the planned paving and aligning of the Coastal Road, opening up the southern Belize District and northern Stann Creek District to traffic from Belize City and Dangriga. But that is only one of the new infrastructure projects coming.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Then, approval has already been secured for the paving and aligning of the Coastal Road together with new bridges. This comes out of a forty- million-dollar UK grant, the balance of which will go for improvements in the North to the Philip Goldson Highway between Orange Walk and Corozal. In the West the IDB is funding the rehabilitation of the entire George Price Highway from the Belmopan junction to Benque Viejo. And OPEC/OFID will do a new Baking Pot Bridge and access roads as well as the Caracol Road. Also, the new Macal River Bypass and Bridge will be completed by March of 2017. In Toledo we will finish the last portion to Jalacte of the Southern Highway. And in Stann Creek the complete re-do of the Hummingbird which is underway will, together with the Coastal, enhance the viability of the planned Commerce Bight Port. In the Belize District the work has already started on the portion of highway between the Phillip Goldson Airport and the City’s outskirts; and funding has now been secured for the new link road to span the Belize River starting from behind Gentrac and coming out at Mile eight on the George Price Highway.”

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