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Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

BWSL team tours worksiteAs the tremendous amount of civil works continue in Belize City, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL), Alberto August, accompanied by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Alvan Haynes and members of the Technical Services Department, visited the BWS work site on Freetown Road on Wednesday, October 24th, where the Chairman was afforded the opportunity to personally appreciate the magnitude of works currently underway.

CEO Haynes and the Technical Services Team took the opportunity to explain the various aspects of the network of underground water infrastructure including transmission mains, leak detection, pressure testing and service connections.

In summing up the visit to the work site on Freetown Road, Chairman August explained that while it is one thing to sit in the board room and sort out the various projects with colleagues on the Board, it was quite an enlightening experience to have seen the actual execution of the works.

He commended the CEO, the Technical Services team and indeed, the work crews for the labour intensive operations necessary to get the job done right, in tandem with the Belize City Council’s street concreting project.

Chairman August likewise expressed appreciation to residents of Belize City, especially pedestrians and the motoring public, for the patience and understanding displayed amidst the inconvenience caused as the works progresses.

He especially noted the inconvenience caused to the motoring public resulting from the various needed diversions of traffic as well as the bumpy condition of the road surface occasioned by the many road crossings required for individual connections to household and business establishments along the route.

He informed however, that when the project is completed, motorists and pedestrians alike will enjoy much improved street conditions with the rigid surface pavement of carriageways that the Belize City Council, the Belize Tourism Board and the Ministry of Works are undertaking in Belize City.

The Belize Water Services currently has eight work crews engaged full time in Belize City working along with the Belize Tourism Board on the Sustainable Tourism Project as well as with the Belize City Council on the street upgrading project and with the Government of Belize Ministry of Works on the South Side Poverty Alleviation Project. The company will also very soon be engaged, with the Government of Belize, via the Social Investment Fund, on a massive drainage program in the Buttonwood Bay area of Belize City.