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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

sif 3.jpg - 44.95 KbOn Wednesday April 2, the Executive Director of the Social Investment Fund (SIF),  William Lamb Jr. handed over the Dangriga Town Market project site to CB Construction. The handing over took place after the company was selected as the contractor to complete the works which had been commenced but came to a halt after the former contractor alleged improprieties by some executives at the SIF.

Since the allegations, the project had come to a standstill but has now been reanimated after CB Construction won the bid for completion having had no objections from the World Bank and the Contractor General. The completion of the project is valued at BZ 1,228,310.95 the contract for which was signed on March 24. 

The refurbished market is scheduled to be completed within six months. It will enable vendors to operate in a more pleasant and safe working environment, foster and enhance their livelihoods, offer better service to consumers, and provide a modern facility for residents to interact.
 Construction works will entail the rehabilitation of the existing ferro-concrete market building including the fish section, extension of approximately 2,000 square feet for additional stall space for some vendors who are occupying the market’s parking-lot. In addition, this refurbished market will provide over 40 stalls.

The Dangriga Market Project, is considered one of the largest infrastructure projects under the Government’s $30 million Belize Municipal Development Project (BMDP), and is being implemented by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of BMDP under the umbrella of the Social Investment Fund. Its financing includes counterpart funding from the Dangriga Town Council and a World Bank loan.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:04