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Aug 26, 2022

M.I.D.H. Rural Road Designs Promises Savings for RRB Program

The Resilient Rural Belize program is scheduled for completion in 2024.  We also heard from Victor Espat, the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing. He noted that the ministry’s team of engineers will design the roads free of cost to the program.


Victor Espat

Victor Espat, C.E.O., Ministry of infrastructure Development

“M.I.D.H. has committed to partner with Economic Development to ensure that these roads are constructed to the highest standard and highest quality. In order to move this project forward, this has been a project that I think has been in stagnation for quite a while. So, we are behind time and the clock is ticking. So, one of the commitments that has come from our ministry is the design components of three of these roads. One is the Valley of Peace Road, the Trio Road, and the San Carlos Road. So the ministry has taken responsibility for the design of three of this road.  I am happy to say that the designs will be done in house by a team of our engineers. That really affords us the opportunity to highlight the ability of our engineers. A lot of time our engineers are sidelined and these designs are contracted out to foreign firms and other private entities. But, at the ministry we have been focusing going capacity building. So, our engineers will be the one designing these roads. That will result in significant, significant savings. The M.I.D.H. will also contribute these designs. So, the project won’t have to pay for the designs.”


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