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Government of Belize signs contract for airport link road project Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

A contract was signed between the Government of Belize, Nabeel Abdul Raheem Consultants, and BECA International Consultants Ltd.  The contract, which was signed on May 11, 2017,was for services of consultancy and construction supervision of the Airport Link Road Project. The contract was agreed for BZ$4,973,500.

The GOB procured the services as a counterpart measure to its existing funding parter the OPEC Fund for International Development. OFID had no objections and the award for surpervision was made to a joint venture with the two firms, both having years of experience in Belize.

The Airport Link Road Project was appraised by OFID who presented it to its board of directors. They approved a loan for approximately US$12M.

The Airport Link Road is approximately 8.1km (5miles). The upgrade proposed includes the construction of a high-level bridge crossing the Belize River near to the existing airport access road.  The proposed alignment intersects the George Price Highway, follows some existing trails before traversing with a bridge crossing the Belize River, and finally intersects the airport access road near Gentrac Belize Ltd. The project includes the construction of earthen embankments, crushed gravel pavements, and two lanes with paved shoulders conforming to a 100kph design criteria. The bridge structure has a span of 81.7 meters, a trafficable width of 12.05 meters, designed to AASHTO Standards, and is of reinforced concrete build.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 14:03