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Toledo Residents to Benefit from Rehabilitated Rudimentary Water System

Monday, May 11th, 2015. Chrisbert Garcia Reporting: Santa Anna village is situated 14 miles West of Punta Gorda Town in the Toledo District and is comprised of 89 households with an approximate population of 542 Mayan inhabitants. SIF

The rapidly growing community has been in dire need of a better water system to replace its 3,500 gallon system and the Government of Belize has answered with a proposal for a 20,000 gallon water tank that will surely improve the quality of life and health of the people of Santa Anna Village.

A ground breaking ceremony for this upgraded water system was held in Santa Anna on May 8, 2015 and in attendance was the Minister of State, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Santiago Castillo, Executive Director of BSIF, William Lamb Jr., the village Alcalde, Mr. Ligorio Coy, Village Chairman, Samuel Choc, Chairman of the Water Board, Domingo Chub, and representatives of the Ministry of Rural Development among others.

The  water  project which is estimated at $762,110.00, entails  the  construction  of  an  elevated  20,000-gallon  ferro-concrete  water  tank  and  pump house, installation of a submersible water pump,  chlorinator, and distribution  pipe lines. After the project’s completion, 89 households, the village health post, churches and schools will all have easier access to reliable potable water.

The  Belize  Social  Investment  Fund  (BSIF)  is  an  implementing  agency  of  the  Government  of  Belize;  and  is implementing  the  Santa  Anna  Rudimentary  Water  System  as  part  of  its  mandate  to  work  in  line  with  the Government’s poverty alleviation strategy. Santa Anna Rehabilitated Rudimentary Water System is scheduled for completion by January, 2016.

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