Villages in the West receive electricity Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 January 2018 00:00

The villages of Selena, San Marcos, Los Tambos, and Santa Teresita have received power lines for electricity and, as a result, the Belize Electricity Limited says that it has met its promise to bring electricity to four communities. The feat was achieved on Friday, December 29, 2017, just two days before the end of the year.

With the four communities receiving power lines, approximately 300 houses will now have access to power. While the main parts of the villages now have access to power, the complete installation is expected to be finished by March 2018. Members of the communities are happy to finally receive power, especially since their production will be significantly impacted.

Although the company is happy to see the connection of four communities, they continue to warn the residents of the dangers that arise when in a close proximity to power lines. The public is asked to not construct any structure or plant trees near the power lines. The recommendation was made in light of two persons that lost their lives in 2017 while working near high voltage power lines.

According to BEL, since 2014, more than 100 communities have been connected and they are confident that by 2020, 98% of Belizean households will have access to electricity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 January 2018 14:39