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Imer Hernandez Development awarded contract for $19 million for road rehabilitation project

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019. 1:38 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, a contract was signed between the Government of Belize and Imer Hernandez Development Company Limited in the amount of BZ$19,012,935.90 for the rehabilitation of 16.580 km of the George Price Highway.

The portion of the Highway to be rehabilitated commences at Blackman Eddy Village and ends at the roundabout in Santa Elena, Cayo.

The scope of the works includes horizontal and vertical realignment of the roadway to meet international safety standards as well as the upgrading of drainage to improve climate resilience on the road.

Also included are the placement of major culverts at key locations, clearing of the road reserve, the removal of any remnant structures, obstructions, construction of safety barriers, sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, bus stops, runoff channels, as well as the marking of road center and edge line markings.

The project will be implemented through the Ministry of Works with a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, a grant from the European Union – Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) and counterpart funding from the Government of Belize.

It is anticipated that works will commence immediately and will improve mobility along the western route, bringing much-needed relief to motorists and residents that use the road on a daily basis, and will provide job opportunities for Belizeans.

The project will be supervised by IMC Worldwide ( an international development consultancy) on behalf of the Ministry of Works.

 

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