CDB, GOB and BWS hold public meeting in Double Head Cabbage

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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017. 10:16 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: A public meeting was held in the village of Double Head Cabbage yesterday afternoon, organized by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in conjunction with the Government of Belize (GOB) and Belize Water Services (BWS). It was well attended by residents from villages throughout the area.

The purpose of the meeting was to conduct a review and assessment on the completion of the Belize River Valley Water Project, its impact on the communities and issues relating to maintenance and expansion.

The public meeting got underway at 3:30 p.m. with opening remarks by Minister of National Emergency Management and Transport, Edmond Castro; BWS Chief Executive Officer, Alvan Haynes; and CDB’s Chief of Economic Infrastructure, L. O’Reilly Lewis.

The welcome address was delivered by Double Head Cabbage village Chairperson, Kayle Macfadzean.

Project consultants gave a short analysis and an open public discussion featuring questions and comments from villagers. There was enthusiastic participation by residents of the area.

The public meeting was chaired by BWS Engineering Consultant Fredrick Sandiford, who was also Project Coordinator for the Belize River Valley Water System Project.

It ended with the Vote of Thanks presented by Fayne Nicascio, economist in the Planning Unit of Belize’s Ministry of Economic Development.

The public meeting in Double Head Cabbage followed an earlier meeting at Belize R Us Resort in Burrell Boom, among representatives from the CDB, GOB and BWS.

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