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Jordan village, Toledo

Jordan village, Toledo

Jordan village, Toledo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: The government of Belize through the Rural Development Department is assisting residents of Jordan village in the Toledo district in relocating their homes away from flood-prone areas of the village.

The relocation project comes in the wake of an assessment done by the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, which concluded that Jordan village is vulnerable to flooding, which is a direct threat to lives and properties in times of emergencies.

According to information received, the relocation project will involve partial financing for the construction of houses on higher grounds.

Each of the new houses will be 18 feet by 28 feet. 17 families stand to benefit from this ambitious project which is estimated at a cost of $65,000.

Information received say that the financial assistance will help the families pay for a zinc roof and a cement floor. All other materials to complete the houses will be the responsibility of the families.

The relocation project in Jordan village is being undertaken by the Rural Development Department on behalf of NEMO and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

In addition to the housing assistance, residents of Jordan village will also see the extension of their water system and the installation of electricity supply in the new location.

Reports are that some families have already started to occupy their new houses.

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