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Jan 6, 2012

Ministry of Works paving major streets

Also here on the north side, late this evening the Ministry of Works and City Council were in Caribbean Shores assessing the streets that are about to be paved. Boots singled out Caribbean Shores and Freetown for areas that are being upgraded. In the Freetown, the P.U.P. party leader and area representative will be challenged the U.D.P.’s Lee Mark Chang, who we are told benefited from the Prime Minister’s Christmas cash bonanza. But according to Boots Martinez, other streets across the city will see some repair.

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez, Minister of Works

“What will be happening, we are getting ready to do the whole drainage for Sunrise and Applestar and we’ll be paving both Sunrise and Applestar. The contractor is doing his preliminary work in terms of preparing the drain. We’ll be back here tomorrow to start to put in the culverts and start to prepare both streets for paving.”

Jose Sanchez

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“What about those streets that were already paved, but they have traditional potholes that they fill it and the rain washes it away?”

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Well now, the City Council is all and good—they have gotten some resources from the Prime Minister and councilor Samuels is out there starting to patch the main thoroughfares and all the little streets that need to be done and they will be upgrading some streets in Lake Independence, Collet, Port Loyola, Queen Square and other areas. But the bulk of the work will be done on Caribbean Shores and Freetown. Of course we will be paving back Lizarraga Avenue, we’ll be doing Seashore Drive all the way to Boulevard there, we’re doing that portion by Princess Market Drive by B.T.L. and we’re doing Smith Street, Vasquez Avenue; so the loops going on.  But those will be done to paving standards.”

Jose Sanchez

“Caribbean Shores and Freetown; why those particular areas?”

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Well of course like I mentioned, works will be done in other parts of the city, but the main work will be done, the majority of the work to paving standards will be done in Caribbean Shores and Freetown. Of course there is this multimillion dollar project parting through Port Loyola, Neal’s Penn Road, Jane Usher Boulevard—those will be paved to standard.  So at the end of the day, it’s not just that one, but it is very important for the people of Caribbean Shores also to and the people of Freetown who we think deserve to get the basic services from what government and the council have to offer. We have the major IDB project that will be touching on the north side in Belama Phase 3 and 4 drainage and some part of drainage like the street by Calle Al Mar and so forth. So I think everybody di do their just share.”

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3 Responses for “Ministry of Works paving major streets”

  1. KarmaCatchesCharmeleon says:

    What about streets in San Ignacio and Benque??? Everything continues to be about Belize City. Belize City consumes the most resources and continues exporting voilence and corruption.

  2. Sasha says:

    Your area rep is too busy running after women that he doesn’t have time to deal with the public issue Karma

  3. FG says:

    And what about Belama streets, for years they are in a deplorable situation. At least send the grader in to do some patch work if u all cant do better. On Wilfred Peters Street, and Clifford Betson St please, its like the craters are getting deeper and deeper, for goodness sake. Then there is Chetumal street, I can go on and on. Get the job done, please….

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