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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018. 11:10 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The newly rehabilitated and expanded farmers’ market in Orange Walk town will be officially opened on Thursday, April 26at 9:30 a.m.

 The works were completed at a cost of BZ $554,986.10, which was provided by the European Union through funds from the Accompanying Measures for Sugar (AMS 2013) program, which supports the Government’s Sugar Adaptation Strategy with counterpart funding by the government of Belize.

 Two objectives of the Sugar Adaptation Strategy are to foster diversification of the agricultural production base in the Orange Walk and Corozal districts; and to minimize the overall macroeconomic impacts on the communities there, that result from reductions in the guaranteed prices for Belize’s sugar exports and competition in a more liberalized market.

The works included the renovation of 11 stalls and the construction of 10 new stalls.

Minister of Labour, Local Government & Rural Development, Hugo Patt; Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs, Elodio Aragon Jr.; Mayor of Orange Walk Town, Kevin Bernard; National Authorizing Officer, Yvonne Hyde; along with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Belize, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska will attend the event.

Representatives of Contracting firm, JEBCO Construction Ltd. as well as other senior public officials will also participate in the inauguration ceremony.

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