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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019. 2:27 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: This morning, Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management, Edmond Castro, on behalf of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) received a donation of equipment from the Belize Red Cross.

The equipment will be used to assist in disaster preparation and response.

Giving the donation on behalf of the Belize Red Cross was Director General, Lily Bowman.

The donation is valued at over $20,000 and includes a drone, portable open street map server and open data kit, all used for data collection in community development & resilience, accountability & transparency in disaster relief operations.

The donation follows a week of training for NEMO personnel in handling and operation of photographic drones, satellite imagery and GPS, facilitated by the American Red Cross and conducted at the Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC) Training Room on the ITVET Compound in Belize city.

The training and donation are part of an overall project titled, “Strengthening Partnership through Accountability and Transparency” to assist villages throughout the Belize district, funded through the United States Embassy.

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