On March 18, 2021, Hon. Florencio Marin Jr., Minister of National Defence and Border Security, unveiled one of several infrastructural developments presently being carried out at Belize Defence Force (BDF) Headquarters at Price Barracks.
Upon assuming responsibility as Minister of National Defence and Border Security, Minister Marin’s first priority was to embark on an inspection tour of all the military installations across the country. During his tour at Price Barracks, he saw the immediate need for repairs, prompting the renovations.
The newly refurbished ablutions are equipped with a state-of-the-art solar-powered water heating system, a new toilet/sewage area, and a water reservoir system. Works continue on five other buildings among other developments to be carried out at that installation.
In his keynote address, Minister Marin emphasized that under his watch, the welfare of the men and women of the security forces of Belize are his greatest priority. Deputy Commandant of the BDF, Asariel Loria, in his acceptance remarks, said that this gesture of good faith by the Ministry of National Defence is well received by the men and women of the BDF.
Other functionaries present at the brief ceremony included Hon. Oscar Mira, Minister of State; Dario Tapia, Brigadier General (Retired), CEO in the Ministry; and Josephine Garbutt, administrative officer.
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