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NEMO Minister tours Humana projects in Toledo

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018. 9:06 am CST.

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018. 7:53 p.m. CST .

By BBN Staff: Minister of National Emergency Management, Edmond Castro met with officials from Humana People to People Belize (HPPB) during his two-day tour on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13.

HPPB is executing a number of projects throughout Toledo in partnership with the Government of Belize and various local organizations and groups.

The projects currently underway are being executed in 11 villages throughout the Toledo district and fall under the categories of:

Improved physical Infrastructure and Early Warning Systems for Red uced Risk to Natural Hazards;Improved Agricultural Farming Systems Resilient to Climate Change;D isaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Public Education and Awareness and Emergency Response; and Project Management and Administration (with gender equity).

Castro’s tour began with a quick briefing in Punta Gorda, followed by a visit to Humana’s Clothing Store (in Punta Gorda) , which provides affordable second-hand clothing for low-income families.

The delegation then headed to the village of Santa Teresa where they inspected a tower and solar-powered facilities to provided communication for five villages.

They also visited the Climate Change Resilient Farming Project in the village of Jordan, where members of the Jordan Mother’s Club are engaged in Vegetable Production for Better Nutrition.

The delegation then visited Blue Creek Village where they inspected the Hurricane Shelter (Community Center) that is to be rehabilitated by Humana Belize in conjunction with NEMO.

While in Blue Creek, Castro also took the opportunity to check on the progress of drilling being executed through the Ministry of Rural Development to provide potable and reliable water for the people of that area.

Castro also visited a government project underway to upgrade the Bypass Road from Santa Cruz on the Belize/Pan American Highway (commonly known as the New Jalacte Road) to San Jose.


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