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Feb 17, 2023

A Port in Bomba Village to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Belize District

While the Nago Bank Road is the first infrastructure project completed under the Resilient Rural Belize program, many other access roads will soon be underway. These include projects in the villages of Valley of Peace, San Carlos, Trio in the south, Cow Pen, San Jose, San Roman, and a project at Bomba. As part of the Bomba project, a port will be created in the village, providing access to the island town of San Pedro. The C.E.O. says that the development of the rural Belize District should generate a lot of economic activity, including the tourism industry, and be useful in case of disaster.


Dr. Osmond Martinez, C.E.O., Ministry of Economic Development

Dr. Osmond Martinez

“Not too far from here, from Bomba, there is a small little port that you can actually take products to San Pedro and it is only four miles away, which means that if we will start to look at it and develop that port to be a cargo port or cargo and tourist, it will be a three-fold benefit for Belize. One is that it will increase economic activity and reduce the cost of moving the products. Two, it will increase the tourism activity in this area because we would be able to mobilise tourists from San Pedro to this area to visit Altun Ha and the northern part of the country such as Lamanai and other areas in the north. And the third part is what about emergencies? Whenever there is hurricanes or emergencies, only four miles away from San Pedro, which would take a few minutes, rather than going all the way to Belize City at night. So it’s a three-fold and definitely it is a discussion and maybe a proposal that would have to come out from the C.E.O.s who were here today and submit that proposal to cabinet and turn that into a feasibility study whereby it can become a reality.”

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