The start of Crooked Tree Causeway upgrade Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

On Tuesday January 16th, the Ministry of Works signed on to a contract with Caribbean Civil Group Ltd. of Nassau Bahamas for a feasibility study and final design for the upgrading of the Crooked Tree Causeway. Valued at USD5,092.18 work to be done will include Climate Vulnerability Assessment, Hydraulic, and Flood Risk Modelling, Community Vulnerability Assessment, Gender Sensitive Feasibility study, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Preliminary and Final Detailed Designs of the Crooked Tree Road and Causeway. The Government of Belize and the Caribbean Development Bank are financing the project.

Speaking to Hon. Edmund Castro who has long been lobbying for the causeway to be upgraded, he told the Guardian that the works are long overdue. He stated that in the past there have been works done to improve the road but it is nowhere close to the work that will take place under this project. He added that the value of work is incalculable if it were to be weighed against he benefits that the Crooked Tree community will receive as a result of the improvements. He added that when complete the road will be an all weather paved road that will allow for access to and from Crooked Tree even during flood conditions.

The study by Caribbean Civil Group will commence by January 29, 2018, and is expected to be completed within eight months. Thereafter funding will be secured for the road to be constructed.

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