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Oct 13, 2017

CitCo Receives Donation for Flood Mitigation

On Thursday, the Belize City Council received road and canal maintenance equipment valued at one point seven million dollars. The equipment was obtained through the flood mitigation infrastructure program with financing from the Inter American Development Bank.  The equipments handed over include a jet-vacuum truck, street sweeper, asphalt distributor, backhoe loader and vibrator compactor.  C.E.O. in the Ministry of Works, Errol Gentle made the presentation to Philip Willoughby of the Belize City Council.  Gentle says that, “We are confident that this equipment will be used appropriately and that the ease of transport of goods and people in the intervention areas will be improved as a result.” The Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program was designed to reduce the city’s vulnerability to flooding while increasing the ability of the City Council to provide adequate maintenance of streets, drains, and canals. The program has also provided for capacity building including training on the use of the equipment which forms part of an overall Maintenance Management System, spare parts, insurance, and a shed to house the equipment was also built by the Ministry of Works.

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