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Dec 31, 2014

…And Promises Big Investment in Tourism

But the PM also said that millions more will be invested in infrastructural developments across the country. Now the works of some contractors have been rather shoddy because within months, there have been cracks in the cemented streets and portions along the highways are already sinking. Aside from the construction of a cruise port for Belize City, PM Barrow spoke of investing fifteen million dollars into three tourism road projects.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow

“I should perhaps better say that it will be the year of both technology and infrastructure. Because our infrastructure drive won’t stop, and indeed will increase. Petrocaribe funding will now shift its focus to rural constituencies, after having initially concentrated on Cities and Towns. And the already unprecedented local spending coming from that source, will be augmented by the foreign-financed projects such as the redoing of the Hummingbird Highway; the resurfacing of the George Price Highway from the Belmopan cut-off to Benque Viejo del Carmen; the new Roundabouts and Rehabilitated Ringroad in the Nation’s Capital; the paving of the Southern Highway between Jalacte and the Border with Guatemala; the new Macal River Bypass; and the widening and resealing of the Philip Goldson Highway between its junction with the International Airport and Belize City. I earlier cited the tourism sector’s powerful statistics, and in that connection I make the following announcements. Government will spend around fifteen million dollars in 2015 on three tourism road projects. We will do the additional seven miles to complete the paving of the old Northern Highway to Altun Ha; we will build another four miles beyond the bridge in San Pedro to further open up North Ambergris; and we will fully resurface the 8 miles of the Jaguar Paw Access Road. Then, one way or another, we will green light a new Belize District Cruise Port with alongside docking facilities.”

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2 Responses for “…And Promises Big Investment in Tourism”

  1. Spike says:

    I think infrastructure road improvements are an excellent tourist investment for the future. When complete, frantic tourists will have improved escape routes to take as they are being chased by street hustlers and gun toting gangsters.

  2. farmer 2 says:

    We the villagers are the ginie pig… we are the most population wise and nothing for us… come one … only the rich boys and girls of the town and cities… hahahahah. hay PM no mek i laugh…

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