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Feb 16, 2018

Opening of New Civic Center in Sight

If you’re wondering when the Civic Center will be open for business, the Minister of Sports says it may be as soon as April. The construction of the state-of-the-art facility began back in December 2015 and was concluded by Belize Infrastructure Limited last December to the tune of thirty-three million dollars.  Today, Patrick Faber says that they have narrowed down the bidders to one management company.  A contract hasn’t been signed as yet, but it is expected to be finalized in a matter of weeks after which the management company will have up to a month and a half to officially open the facility to the public.


Patrick Faber

Patrick Faber, Minister of Sports

“We have always maintained that the Civic Center will be opened shortly. As a matter of fact, if you can recall when we held the press conference, I think it was November of last year, we were extending the time period for us to complete selecting the management company because we were not completely satisfied with the bids that were put in. I can now report that in fact that procedure is almost winding down. We have narrowed it down to one company but we are doing our due diligence that we   check everything that needs to be checked before we sign off officially with that company and make tit known to the public. But moving along, I expect that we should have that company in place by the end of this month and we have an agreement with any company that we sign with for an opening to happen within thirty to forty-five days of when we sign that contract. So, residents of the city and wider country can expect the Civic open no later than in April.”

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