B.T.L. Park soon to be opened
The launch of the B.T.L. Park was initially scheduled for December twentieth, but the rains interrupted the opening. Residents will now wait a few more days because the park will be accessible to the public as of next Tuesday. Belize City Mayor, Darrell Bradley, invited the media to tour the facilities saying that the ceremonial opening will be followed by a grand concert on Valentine’s Day.
Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor
“We are about ninety five percent complete. Of course you now that because of the rains we had to delay the launch of the project. We wanted to open the park on December and it was not possible. As it is right now we are just doing the final touches which are the cleanup work and the landscaping and the contractor has assured us that we will be ready for the soft launch on next week Tuesday. What we mean by the soft launch; it’s going to be a ribbon cutting ceremony and we are going to have all the vendors who will be opening their kiosk to members of the public. What we will be doing is that we are going to be having a launch concert on Valentine’s Day. The park is supposed to be done in three phases, we did the land reclamation and sea wall first and that of course we added forty percent park space to the park, that’s of course long been completed. Now what they are doing which is phase two is making the park look like a park. The big volume of this part is of course the stage, it’s the kiosk and it the pier and all of those works are fully operational, fully complete and they will be doing their final works. B.T.L. and the water company was here over the weekend just to make sure that everybody was hooked up to electricity and plumbing and all of that is right on schedule now. One of the most important things that I want to mention about the park is phase three, it is really the economic development component, and we have really been working closely with the vendors; twenty-eight of them. To make sure that their business is a huge success.”
The value of the project is two million dollars.