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Corozalito Community Centre inaugurated Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 December 2010 00:00

The new Corozalito Community CentreAn upgraded community centre was inaugurated on Wednesday December 1 in Corozalito Village, located off the Old Northern Highway in the Belize District. The community centre is used mainly for church services and community meetings as well as sporting activities. The upgraded centre will now serve as a shelter in the event of a hurricane. The project will benefit over 100 persons in 16 households.

The project was implemented by the Social Investment Fund and financed by the Government of Belize at a total cost of $20,600 through the Commonwealth Debt Initiative (CDI).  The community of Corozalito contributed by removing and stock piling the windows and doors.

The project included the rehabilitation of the old community centre. The work scope included steel brushing and scraping of the roof truss over hangings and painting; sealing of roof leaks and eaves, replacement of the fascia boards and gutters; repairs to the centre’s concrete water vat; removal of wooden windows and doors and replacement with aluminum storm guard louver windows and panel type metal doors respectively; installation of burglar bars, replacement of light fixtures and bulbs and the installation of five electric fans and painting of the entire building.

Corozalito Village is located 35 ½ miles North West of Belize City and 29 ½ miles South East of Orange Walk Town on the Old Northern Highway. It is a predominantly Creole community and is the third of eight villages on the Old Northern Highway.  Farming has remained the mainstay of the community.

Residents of Corozalito, Santana and St. Ann’s will soon benefit from a major water project being implemented by S.I.F. in the village of Santana, where the water tank and production well are located.  Santana is approximately one mile from Corozalito.

Guest speaker at the inauguration of the upgraded centre was Hon. Edmond Castro, Area Representative for Belize Rural North.  Other speakers included Mr. Alberto Villanueva, Chairman of Corozalito Village Council and Mr. Daniel Cano, Executive Director of the Social Investment Fund.