Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 12:18 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize has spent a whopping $1,702,214.32 to provide residents of Punta Gorda and surrounding communities with an upgraded street and drainage environment.
While Government was able to aid in this development with a loan, the Punta Gorda Town Board also donated up to $51,066.43.
Today the road and drainage infrastructure will be officially inaugurated at 3:00 p.m.
Speakers at the event will include Erwin Contreras, Minister of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce; Mayor Fern Gutierrez, and the Executive Director of Social Investment Fund, William Lamb Jr., among others.
The project was designed to improve the quality of life for all Belizeans traversing in Punta Gorda. It includes the rehabilitation of Robert Pennell Street, Lucille Melendrez Street, and Hopeville Loop, coupled with an extensive drainage system, street markings of finished chip seal surface, and installation of road signs.
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