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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017. 6:02 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Works informs the general public that a contract for provision of consultancy services for the preparation of a feasibility study and detailed designs for upgrading of the Coastal Highway (Manatee Road) was signed today between the Government of Belize, Ministry of Works and a reputable Italian Consultancy firm, Politecnica Ingegneria ed Architettura Societa Cooperativa (Politecnica).

Politecnica will provide consultancy services for the sum of US $995,000.00 (exclusive of local taxes) which provides for the following scope of services:

Geotechnical investigation

Climate vulnerability Assessment

Traffic analysis

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Climate adaptation measures to build resilience in our road network

Drainage Design

Road Safety Initiatives and awareness

Design for replacement/refurbishment of 13 bridge crossings of different spans on the road

The detailed design of the Coastal Highway will allow for upgrading of 36.2 miles/58 km of road to paved standard, inclusive of climate adaption measures to build resilience against climate change impacts.

The consultancy study is to be completed within ten (10) calendar months after contract signing.

The technical assistance is being jointly funded by the Government of Belize together with a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank, utilizing resources provided by the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund.

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