Belize City Council’s receives flood mitigation equipment Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

In November 2011, the Government of Belize (GOB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a US $10 million loan agreement as well as US $750,000 counterpart funding for a flood alleviation and mitigation project for the Belama Area.

The project, labeled “Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Project”, has three components which were to be completed in a 5-year span. The first component, Engineering and Administration, included the establishment of an execution unit and operational expenses. Next were the First and Second Year of Civil Works subcomponents, the first being comprised of the outputs of street improvements, canal construction, and the upgrading of two parks. Component three was for Institutional Strengthening which consisted of a host of studies to be done in the areas of flood alleviation and mitigation.

On October 12, 2017, the GOB handed over new equipment to the BCC to assist in the project. The equipment includes 3 lithographs, GIS software and hardware, and heavy equipment including a street sweeper, tar truck and sludge truck among others.