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Mar 16, 2022

2022 Investments in Rural Roads and Land for Belizeans

In the 2022-2023 budget, the Government of Belize intends to spend an estimated one hundred and three million dollars on the Capital three program. These are investment funded from external loan grants and resources. A large portion, over fifty percent of those investments are air marked for road infrastructure programs. Additionally, government estimates eighty million dollars in expenditure under Capital two expenditures. This is a local program funded by government resources. It includes twenty four million dollars for maintenance of highways and rural roads, as well as one million dollars for the survey of eight thousand new lots to be distributed this year.


Prime Minister John Briceño

Prime Minister John Briceño

“One point five million to commence work on the Electoral Re-Districting Program; six million for the continuation of the Constituency Development Program which touches all thirty one constituencies; nine point two million to meet our Conservation Funding commitments under the Blue Bond Debt for Marine Protection Swap Program, of which 40 percent should flow to public sector agencies involved in marine conservation programs; seven million for COVID -19 response if this is required; one million for Survey and Mapping of the eight thousand new lots to be distributed this year, and a further twelve million under the Land Development /Land Acquisition Program; still the pay the UDP debts Deputy Prime Minister. Six million under Social Assistance to provide food support to the urban and rural population and to the most vulnerable groups in our population; twenty four point two million for maintenance of highways, streets and drains, rural roads, and feeder roads; five  million for the purchase of heavy equipment and vehicles for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development – as the ministry builds its own in-house Road Construction/Rehabilitation Unit that will more efficiently and cost effectively upgrade and maintain rural and village roads countrywide. Could you believe the hundreds of millions dollars spent under the UDP. Deh have no equipment, deh hire a lot of people, and deh sit down there at the compound with nothing to do, cause they had no equipment. And, the lee bit ah equipment they had was working at a private farm, a private farm weh we can’t find the person right now.”

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