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Aguacate village in Toledo receives new water system Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

agucate.jpg - 65.30 KbThe Government of Belize, steadfast in its continued commitment to address the basic needs of Belizeans, in the areas of water, sanitation and health; will expand and upgrade the Aguacate Rudimentary Water System for residents of Aguacate Village, Toledo District.

In this regard, ground-breaking ceremonies to kick-off the water project were held in the village at 1:00 p.m. on 8 January 2016. The water project is financed by the Government of Belize at a cost of BZ$337,636.19 through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank; so that residents of Aguacate are provided with a continuous supply of reliable potable water to meet their daily needs such as drinking, washing, bathing and cooking.

The Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) in its unwavering commitment of building partnershis will collaborate with the community who will provide in-kind contribution that will include trenching totaling approximately BZ$12,400.00. BSIF is an implementing agency of the Government of Belize and is implementing the Aguacate Rudimentary Water System as part of its mandate to work in line with the Government’s poverty alleviation strategy.

The construction of the water project also demonstrates the unwavering commitment of the Government of Belize to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals, built on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as it relates to water; which is to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water.

The water project entails the construction of a ferro concrete pump house, installation of a submersible pump, a chlorinator unit, and four polyethylene tanks, along with a security fence. The proposed water system will allow for the reduction in the vulnerability of residents to water-borne diseases; thus making critical achievements in improving the quality of life and health of the people of Aguacate and by extension, the people of Belize.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:29