In Belize City, 8 Streets paved in less than 100 days Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:00

It's been just over two months since the UDP took office at the Belize City Council, under the leadership of Mayor Darrell, and already there has been significant progress being done by the Council. Mayor Bradley came to office with a clear vision of what work the council needs to implement and with that vision he came up with a 100-day strategy.

Chief among the Strategy’s goals was the revamping of the financial technical staff at the council, that has since been done. Now, the council has a clear idea of how much money it generates and where that money is spent. The council also took to securing financing for the procurement of heavy equipment and vehicles to improve the capacity of the council to deliver services.

With that, the Council refinanced a million dollar loan facility with Heritage Bank; the money is being used to purchase three vehicles for the council as well as a backhoe and vibrator roller. Also, 8 streets are being paved, two of those with the traditional chip and seal and the others with either concrete and hotmix. The streets that will be upgraded are South Street, Calle al Mar, Wilson Street, Sixth Street, Daily Street,  Mex Avenue,  Allenby Street, Holy Emmanuel Street, Dean Street, Bishop Street, and Prince Street. Four contractors including M and M Engineering, Rodla Construction Company, RJB Construction Company and Cisco will be employed to do the works.
Work has already commenced on Calle al Mar and South Streets with the others starting shortly.