Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018. 8:41 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Yesterday at 10 AM, the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project, a project funded by Taiwan ICDF and the Government of Belize inaugurated the Yarborough Basketball Court Facility on Yarborough Road.
Official Remarks were given by Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Investment, Trade, & Commerce, Tracy Panton, and Timothy T.Y. Hsiang, ICDF General Secretary.
After the ceremony, Hsiang was taken on a tour of three historic buildings (St. John’s Cathedral, Government House and Court House) in downtown where rehabilitation will occur this year as part of the hard components of the project.
The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is being implemented by Taiwan ICDF and the Government of Belize.
The purpose of the project is to invest in the improvement of the core competencies of Downtown Belize City (its business activities, historic value, cultural heritage, and community) and to encourage socio-economic integration.
The objectives of the initiative are to preserve and manage the built Cultural Heritage and address the degeneration of Downtown Belize City; establish policies to preserve the country’s built Urban Heritage; promote awareness and appreciation of our built heritage and relics currently existent in Belize City through community storytelling and use of prestigious buildings; and encourage community participation and development in the regeneration of Downtown Belize City and its public spaces.
The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project was launched in February of 2014 and the project is scheduled to be completed by February 2019.
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