South Side constituencies benefit from Municipal Development Project Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

mark king and boots.jpg - 69.80 KbThe United Democratic Party keeps blazing a trail of development in the South Side Constituencies of Lake Independence, Port Loyola, Collett and Pickstock. Over the past couple of weeks, workers and materials have been mobilized in over a dozen streets in these constituencies. Under the Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow's 10 million dollar pledge to the Belize City Council for infrastructure works, 2 million dollars has been air marked for earthen streets.

The project is such that area representatives from the 4 named South Side constituencies put in the name of the streets that they would like to take priority and resources are invested in them. Finances are secured from central government and the Belize City Council provides labor, expertise and heavy equipment.

In the Port Loyola division through the efforts of Hon. Anthony 'Boots' Martinez, some 7 streets have been upgraded. These include streets which only had clay as a foundation. Now these streets are next to being paved with hardcore material as well as all-in being put on them. Included in the works that are being done on the streets is the digging of drains and the placement of culverts on driveways and walkways to residents homes.

Not staying behind in ensuring that his constituents get their share is Hon. Mark King who has so far completed the work on Ordonez street where heavy equipment worked for two weeks filling up the street, digging drain, placing culverts on walkways and driveways and even removing an old house that was smack in the middle of the street. Before the work on Ordonez was complete, crews moved in on Alicia street which was one of the worst streets in Lake-I. The work has now moved to Sunflower street and there are at least three other streets which will be similarly upgraded.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 17:45