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Water being provided to over 1,000 villagers in Southern Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

The Government of Belize, through the Social Investment Fund, made their commitment of addressing the basic needs of Belizeans in the areas of water, sanitation, and health and has recently funded solar energy water systems in Pueblo Viejo and Conejo Creek. This initiative has been made possible through a $1.5 million grant from the Caribbean Development Bank under the Water and Sanitation System Enhancement Sector of the Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme.

The official inauguration will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the pump house on Conejo Creek by Hon. Erwin Contreras and Hon. Hugo Patt.

Apart from meeting the daily needs of the villagers, the implementation of the system will also significantly decrease the vulnerability of the villagers to contract water, food, and vector borne diseases.

The work for the Pueblo Viejo Solar Energy Water System includes the rehabilitation of an existing 13,500 gallon capacity tank that has, since its inception in 2004, become inoperable.  There will be the construction of a pump house and fence and the installation of a solar and diesel powered generator.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 July 2017 13:51