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Progress continues in Belmopan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:00

Belmopan, the capital city of Belize, continues to develop at a rapid pace and the City Council is doing an admirable job of keeping up the pace of infrastructure development with the pace of the municipality’s growth. The working relation forged between the four time sitting Area Representative and the first term Mayor has resulted in a merger of local and national resources which has galvanized the city’s infrastructure drive.      

Residents of Guatemala Street and surrounding areas are enjoying a newly paved street that received its second coating on February 20. Motorists and pedestrians can now forget the days of potholes and frustrating puddles. It could have been easy to forget about a street like Guatemala Street. Not because of the name, but because it is not in a population center. However, the Mayor and Area Representative promised residents both in Belmopan Central and rural that the city’s resources will stretch across the municipality. Residents of Nicaragua and Venezuela Street are also benefiting from that pledge. 

The first coat of asphalt was applied to Nicaragua Street on Monday, February 22. On this same day, the second coat was applied to the first half of Venezuela Street and the first coat was applied to the second half. Contractors are waiting for the first coat on both streets to cure before applying the second coat.

The most intense work is taking place in the Water Reservoir Area. New drains are currently being built to enhance the drainage system of the area. Residents in the surrounding areas were concerned about the length of time it took water to recede. In order to address the problem, the council decided to execute a comprehensive drainage project before paving the street. Work in the area continues to advance.