fbpx
US grants UNICEF, Ministries of Education and Health US $300,000 for COVID-19 prevention response
August 6, 2020
ASK THE EXPERTS PRIMETIME: A.G. details ins and outs for “lockdown” areas in Orange Walk, Ambergris
August 6, 2020

United States donates vehicles and equipment to Ministry of National Security to protect borders

  • 1.7K
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1.7K
    Shares

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020. 8:22 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: On August 6, the United States Government donated an ambulance, six vehicles, and aircraft and vehicle parts valued at U.S. $1 million to the Belize Ministry of National Security in a handover ceremony at Force Headquarters on Price Barracks.

The donation was funded by U.S. Southern Command’s Building Partner Capacity and Foreign Military Funding programs through the U.S. Embassy’s Security Cooperation Office.

Today’s handover ceremony represents the culmination of almost three years of effort and partnership with the Ministry of National Security to purchase the equipment.

The donation includes a fully-equipped Toyota Land Cruiser ambulance, six Hino 500 4×4 Troop Transport Vehicles and vehicle parts, and a container of aircraft parts.

“The U.S. Embassy understands how critical these troop transport vehicles are in moving soldiers around the country to secure Belize’s borders and deter illegal activity, including that of transnational criminal organizations,” said Keith Gilges, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires,

“These vehicles will provide an enhanced emergency response capability dedicated to Belize’s soldiers and sailors of who often take great risk in service to their country,” Gilges added.

The donation of the ambulance to the Belize Defence Force complements a second ambulance donated to the Belize Coast Guard last year.

The six Hino vehicles delivered today will join an existing fleet of seven Hino vehicles donated by the United States five years ago. The newly expanded fleet is expected to significantly improve the effectiveness of border security operations.

Comments

 

Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.

 

© 2020, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

  • larry waight
  • galen university

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *