New Xunantunich Ferry complete Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

Xunantunich FerryOn June 8th 2012, Tracy Panton, CEO of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, signed a contract for BZ 2,130.16 with Liam Stewart of Cayo Steel Works for the construction of the new Xunantunich Ferry. Now, the new ferry is complete and it will come into operation on Thursday, October 31st. It was financed through the Sustainable Tourism Program.

The new ferry is similar to the old hand-cranked one, which served the transportation of people to and from the Xunantunich archaeological site for over 30 years. On peak days, the old ferry transported over 200 visitors to Xunantunich a day and up to 50 thousand persons a year.