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.
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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