Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2023. 11:22 am CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On March 27, the Ministry of Economic Development, through its Project Execution Unit of the Belize Integral Security Programme, held a groundbreaking ceremony for infrastructural investments made to assist the Belize Defence Force (BDF) at the Price Barracks in Ladyville in the execution of their duties.
The BDF will receive 2 newly built accommodation buildings valued at BZ$2,696,400.
Each building is 5,400 square feet and will be able to accommodate approximately 50 soldiers each.
Additionally, BZ$1,075,500 will be invested into the construction of a fully equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen, with mess halls of 6,200 square feet and able to seat 250 soldiers.
The wastewater disposal system at the Price Barracks will also be upgraded through this programme in order to provide an environmentally friendly way of disposing of wastewater.
The Ministry noted that at the completion of this project, the total investment will be about BZ$16,664,608.
Infrastructural works will also be carried out at Fairweather Camp in Punta Gorda and Camp Belizario in the Cayo District.
Present at the groundbreaking were Christopher Coye, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Finance; Florencio Marin Jr., Minster of National Defence and Border Security; Retired Brigadier General Dario Tapia, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Defence and Border Security; Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Economic Development; Brigadier General Azariel Loria, BDF Commander; and Elvis Requeña, Project Coordinator for the Belize Integral Security Programme.
The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment, John Briceno thanked CABEI for its continued support and looks forward to continued collaboration.
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