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May 24, 2018

Study for Northern Highway Rehabilitation

The Ministry of Works signed a two point one million dollar feasibility study and design contract for the upgrade of the Philip Goldson Highway.  The contract’s feasibility study and design plan is for sixty-seven point five miles of the highway, as well as the remote bypass road in Corozal. The consultant is Mott MacDonald Limited and will provide scope of work that includes climate vulnerability assessment, traffic analysis, environment and social impact assessments, climate adaptation measures, drainage design, road safety initiatives, as well as the design from miles twenty-four-and-a-half through to ninety-two of the Philip Goldson Highway. The consultancy study will be done within ten months. Here’s how that signing went today in Belmopan.

 

Rene Montero

Rene Montero, Minister of Works

“The signing is very significant because it involves a very strategic infrastructure of the country which involves the north. The north is usually involved in the sugar cane production and the north also joins us with our neighbors in the north, Mexico. So it is very important. I t will be from miles twenty-four point five to mile ninety-two, which will take us all the way to the border. With the signing of this project, it will mean that the whole Philip Goldson Highway will be upgraded. This is part of the sustainable development of this country, which includes social, economic and environmental. Very important is the economic activity that it will bring into the country and more important the employment of our people.”

 

John Mills

John Mills, Representative, Mott MacDonald Ltd.

“Key aspects of the project include road safety and climate change resilience. And Mott MacDonald has the expertise in these areas across numerous projects worldwide and indeed all the disciplines required by this project. We will be delivering to the highest quality standards because that is a trademark of Mott MacDonald.”

 

The technical assistance is being funded with a grant from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund through the Department for International Development and administered by the Caribbean Development Bank.

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