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Mar 16, 2015

$195 Million Worth of Road Works for 2015

Dean Barrow

As he has alluded to with some regularity, the Prime Minister has ramped up the allocation to capital two and three projects this year to one hundred and ninety-five million – to finance ongoing projects and new projects coming on stream. Those works, he says, will span the length and breadth of the country.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“The continuing priority and the bulk of our capital program will be allocated towards the upgrade of highways, roads, streets and drains across the country. In Toledo, works are due to commence shortly on the last remaining segment of the Southern Highway which will lead right up to the Belize/Guatemala border. In the west we begin soon the actual construction of the new Macal River crossing now that its designs and revised costings have been completed. In the north we expect to complete imminently the new facilities at the Santa Elena border including provisions for proper parking for both commercial and private vehicles, traffic flows and drainage. Feeder road rehabilitation will continue including in Stann Creek under the EU program. In Belize City work on both the Northside Flood Mitigation Project and the Southside Poverty Alleviation Phase Three will step up. Turning to new projects, several will start this year. See why I can’t call the elections? Can’t call elections because we have to implement…numbered among them are the rehabilitation of the Hummingbird Highway, in respect of which we introduced the motion, the rehabilitation of the George Price Highway from Belmopan to Benque Viejo Town, and the rehabilitation of the Phillip Goldson Highway from Belize City to Sandhill.”

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