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New Bridge for Carmelita Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

Back in late October 2017, localized flooding caused some serious problems for the residents of Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District. The flooding was caused by clogged drains and dilapidated culverts. Area Representative, Honorable Elodio Aragon responded to the emergency immediately and measures were taken to alleviate the problems for the short term by cleaning the drains. He then moved on to second phase which was to address the problems for the long term. New culverts were installed and drains were dug to ensure that water finds its way to the river thereby preventing any flooding in the village. Part of the problem was a deep canal which carries the water from the front of the village towards the river. This drain was completely clogged and also a wooden bridge which spans the width of said canal was in a serious and dangerous state of disrepair. It posed some serious danger to users that Honorable Aragon made it a priority to deal with it. Funds were secured from Central Government and works started immediately to construct a more sturdy concrete bridge to replace the old wooden one. This week the construction of the bridge and upgrade to the approaches were completed much to the joy of the area residents. This is an area representative that cares and works for his people and not one who delivers lip service like the other ones in the blue corner.