Thursday, June 12, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: On Tuesday, the Orange Walk chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association sent out a press release expressing ‘discontentment’ and ‘frustration’ over street conditions in that minicipality.
The Association says the it is a disgrace to see what our streets have become particularly the Government responsible road networks such as Philip SW Goldson Highway, Belize Corozal Road and Otro Benque and Queen Victoria Avenue.
The local BTIA chapter says that as a result, commuters passing through Orange Walk town now take the bypass/roundabout on their way to Corozal/Chetumal having a negative financial impact on several businesses including supermarkets, local vegetable stalls, fruit vendors and local restaurants.
The Association is calling on Government to help with urgent repairs and not just ‘patch’ work.
Since the issuing of the press release earlier this week, there have been some road works being conducted by the Ministry of Works, primarily the patching of pot holes.
BTIA Orange Walk says it has organized a petition drive and are asking Orange Walkenos of all ages to sign the form to show their discontentment.
The petition can be found at the Tourism Information Center at the Central Park.
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