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Mark King Continues Infrastructural Development in Lake Independence Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:00

Hon. Mark King continues Infrastructural Development in Lake IOn Wednesday, August 15th, Hon. Mark King, Hon. Anthony “Boots” Martinez and Mayor Darrell Bradley officially opened the new and improved Holy Emmanuel Street in Belize City. King has led the effort to upgrade streets in the Lake Independence area from before he was elected as Area Representative of the division on March 7th, 2012.


He said that the paving of Holy Emmanuel Street is a milestone because it is the gateway to an entire community in the [Gungulung] area. The paving of Holy Emmanuel Street makes it easier to move heavy duty machines in the area and continue the infrastructural development. Holy Emmanuel Street was paved with chip and seal, and over a dozen culverts were installed to improve the drainage system of the area.  25 residents benefited immediately from the upgrading of Holy Emmanuel Street because they were employed by Contractor Rommel Berges during the six weeks that the project was being executed. In addition to the 25 people that received jobs, thousands more Lake I and city residents will benefit from the upgrade of this gateway street.

The project cost a total of $248,115. King said that he has a $5 million plan for the Lake Independence area that includes the rehabilitation of all streets intersecting Mahogany Street Extension and the continued improvement of the area along the stretch of Holy Emmanuel Street. He plans to build a park and playground for children of the area as well.  However, the priority at the moment is to establish order in the community. Hon. Mark King is the Minister of State with responsibility for the Conscious Youth Development Program. He is working with the Ministry of National Security and the Police Department to formulate an effective security plan for Lake I.