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Aug 30, 2022

B.D.F. to Receive Troop Lifting Vehicles and Office Equipment

The Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of National Defense and Border Security signed a pair of contracts at a value of roughly three million dollars for the purchase and delivery of ten Hino troop lifting vehicles, as well as office equipment. These items will be used by the Belize Defense Force. The procurement of these items is a direct contribution from the Belize Integral Security Program which was approved in 2015 by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, CABEI.  B.D.F. Commander Azariel Loria spoke about the donation.


Azariel Loria

Brig. Gen. Azariel Loria, Commander, Belize Defense Force

“The Ministry of National Defense and Border Security signed for ten Hino trucks, those are for troop lifting and a number of computers; computers, printers and servers.  The intent with the ten Hino trucks is to, our trucks are limited at this time, our troop lifting capability is limited at this point in time and the ten Hino trucks will come very handy, at a time when we need it most.  We have really wanted it a bit earlier so that we could start with the hurricane season we are in the middle of it and nevertheless we are looking forward to receive them.  We need the troop lifting capabilities for operational purposes to make the lives of our soldiers a bit easier and also to assist them in their admin, their day-to-day administrative purposes where they have to move heavy equipment.  In regards to the computers, we do intend to establish and internet system within our headquarters where the computer assets are required, and that too will make our lives easier in printing and in making, for the clerks that work at the various offices at the headquarters.”


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