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Jan 24, 2018

San Estevan Ferry Needs Another Week to Re-Open

Rene Montero

Residents of the north, particularly the villages of San Estevan, Chunox, Copper Bank and Progresso, can expect further delays as the ferries connecting the villages are still down for repair. The San Estevan Ferry which connects to cane fields in the villages of Caledonia, Buena Vista and surrounds has been down since December but according to Minister of Works Rene Montero, it should be back up in another week. But the ultimate goal, he added, is to replace the outdated transportation system with a modern bridge.


Rene Montero, Minister of Works

“It is underway and probably within the next two weeks or so it will be open. If you want more details you have Mr. Medina who is the project engineer there, but as [far] as I am concerned those [ferries] are being upgraded and pretty soon they will be functional. In fact, we have been seeking funds to replace those two ferries, to put bridges across, so as to avoid the inconvenience that those ferries are causing right now.”


The Laguna Seca Ferry which connects Chunox with Copper Bank in Corozal will be down until the middle of February.

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