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Jun 19, 2012

City Halls across the country get funding to fix streets

City Councils across the country have received funds to improve drainage and to pave streets. Several mayors attended a signing ceremony chaired by Minister of State in the Ministry of Economic Development Santiago Castillo where the contracts were awarded for the projects in the municipalities. Belmopan Mayor Simeon Lopez thanked the Minister on behalf of the mayor’s in attendance.

 

Santiago Castillo, Minister of State in Min. of Economic Development

Santiago Castillo

“In Belmopan, the contract has been awarded to Belize Rodeo Construction for enhancement of a one way street and a parking area, east side of the Belmopan Bus Terminal. I won’t get into the details’ keep it short. In San Ignacio, contract has been awarded to Castillo Equipment and Construction—no relationship; make that publicly know. They will be enhancing 18 Street between Dodocia Ochoa and Bluebird Street in San Ignacio. In Orange Walk, the contract was won by M & R Construction where they will be enhancing Avilez Street between Main Street and Victoria Avenue. And finally in Orange Walk which is the enhancing of the section of Tangerine Street. And then there is Corozal which is the enhancement of the section of Zuzut Street. So I will close right away and thank and congratulate the successful bidders and thank the staff of the project implementation unit the BNDP and the Social Investment Fund for their continued dedication and professionalism and their successful implementation of poverty alleviation projects on behalf of the government of Belize which is ways for people.”

 

Simeon Lopez

Simeon Lopez, Mayor of Belmopan

“We have been waiting for this project to get off the ground ever since 2009, when the Prime Minister negotiated the loan with the World Bank and then the loan agreement was signed in December of 2010 and we have been waiting. It is now really excitement for us. We want to really see the works get underway now and we believe that within the next week or two, we should be seeing some works on the ground. On behalf of the mayors of Corozal Town, San Ignacio, Santa Elena and Orange Walk Town, we want to express our gratitude. Most of us were waiting for this, as I said earlier, to be on the go for a long, long time. But anyway, it’s here now and we want to say thanks.”

 

The signing took place on Monday at the Social Investment Fund office in Belmopan. 

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