Hon. Edmond Castro opens Belize River Valley Development Symposium Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management and Area Representative for Belize Rural North Hon. Edmond Castro was Main Speaker on Wednesday morning at the opening of the Belize River Valley Sustainable Development Symposium in Bermudian Landing.

The objective of the symposium is to assist communities in the villages throughout Belize River Valley to organize and put in place proper systems and institutions for residents to utilize existing technical knowledge, expertise and skills for profitable production in Agriculture, Clothing and Textile, and Agro-Processing; and to develop innovative initiatives which will attract the youth in the area into agriculture and working in their community for its overall development.

The two day symposium is being attended by villagers from throughout the area, including a large number of youth. Chief coordinator for the symposium is President of the Community Baboon Sanctuary Women’s Conservation Group, Jessie Young. It is being facilitated by representatives from a number of relevant government departments and agencies, including Agriculture, Cooperatives and the Women’s Department.

The symposium is being held at facilities managed by the Community Baboon Sanctuary in Bermudian Landing, and it concludes Thursday.