Over 400 villagers of Aguacate in Toledo District now have continuous supply of safe water

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Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016. 9:10 a.m. CST.



By BBN Staff: Men, women and children of Aguacate, now have access to the continuous supply of safe water to meet their daily needs such as drinking, washing, bathing and cooking, according to a Government of Belize (GOB) press release.

The completion of the water supply sub-project will contribute significantly to the reduction of water, food, vector, and communicable diseases in Aguacate and GOB asserts that in this context, is making critical achievements in improving the wellness, and quality of health of villagers of Aguacate, surrounding communities and by extension, the country of Belize.

“The completion of the water project also demonstrates government’s unwavering commitment to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals, building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it relates to water; which is to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water”, the release says.

GOB financed the Aguacate Rehabilitation and Extension Water System at a cost of BZ$323,633.73 through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank.

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