Lemonal Chairman thanks GOB for paving access road

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017. 9:19 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  The hot-mix paving of the road from Bermudian Landing to Lemonal is now completed.

The road provides an easy access for tourists to visit the popular Archaeological Site at Lamanai, but it also brings great benefit to the residence of Lemonal, one of the oldest communities in the Belize River Valley area as explained by Village Chairman Kenroy Reynolds.

“The paving of the road from Bermudan Landing to Lemonal comes as a great help to the people of Lemonal Village, because before we only had one bus that used to run on Fridays, because the road was in a deplorable condition. Since the paving of the road, we have a regular bus run; and people that used to live in Belize City and had to pay rent, can now come home and catch the bus every morning and come back in the evening from work,” Reynolds explained.

Reynolds says another significant benefit of the paving of the road that has come almost immediately is the establishment of a major new resort in the area providing employment for many villagers, particularly young people, who no longer need to travel out of the village in search of jobs.

On behalf of the villagers of Lemonal, Reynolds thanked the Government for the project.

Senior villager, Cyril Banner also expressed gratitude for the paving of the road, saying it makes travel to and from his hometown village a pleasant experience.

The road from Bemudian Landing to Lemonal is 7 miles long.

The project to pave it began in November 2015 and was executed by Rodla Construction Company.

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