Saturday, May 18, 2024

Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing

Caye Caulker received material to rehabilitate streets, San Pedro roads a work in progress

The unprecedented rains over the past weeks have damaged roads in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker. To address the situation on our sister island, the Caye Caulker Village Council (CCVC) welcomed the provision of 50 loads of material facilitated by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) for street rehabilitation.

Plan for Schools: Hurricane Lisa Response Efforts

In collaboration with both the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) and the general managers of those schools severely affected, it has been determined that classes will resume, as previously indicated, on Monday, November 7 for all schools, including those in the Belize District that are able to return safely. For other Belize District schools that have been impacted, the week of November 7 to 12 will serve as a transition week in preparation for a full return by November 14 except, of course, in extreme cases.

Ministry of Economic Development and SIB Sign MOA for RRB Project

On September 1, 2022, the Project Management Unit (PMU) responsible for the RRB and the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) signed an MOA for component one of the project, which focuses on the implementation of business plans tailored to the specific needs of small-holder farmers who produce onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cabbages, carrots, habanero peppers, pineapples, honey, and related products.

MIDH continues housing project on the mainland; the Cayes are yet to be included

While the ongoing housing program by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) has yet to reach San Pedro Town or Caye Caulker, 20 homes were delivered to deserving families in December last year in the mainland Cayo and Stann Creek Districts. The MIDH has completed 30 other houses that will soon be given to their owners, and the ministry has approved 35 more to be built. These are single-bedroom homes, and the criteria to qualify when applying to MIDH are applicants/families with none or low income who own a piece of land or have permission to build on someone’s lot. The program assists single parents, the elderly, and the disabled.

Haulover Bridge Replacement Project

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing through its construction contractor for the Haulover Bridge Replacement Project, M&M Engineering Consultants Ltd., informs the public that two permanent mid-river foundation piers will be constructed in the Belize River at a location just downstream of the existing bridge.

Ministry of Infrastructure and Development launch nationwide housing pilot program

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing has launched a pilot housing program aiming to construct 150 starter homes to benefit deserving Belizeans. These individuals will be selected through an application process. An application can be obtained by emailing the ministry at [email protected]. Following the pilot phase, the housing program is expected to roll out in the next fiscal year.

MIDH and MFC Coalition Partner to Protect Wildlife

On August 19, 2021, representatives from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) and the Maya Forest Corridor (MFC) Coalition visited specific sites along the Coastal Road currently under construction. The purpose of the visit was to assess and discuss the design of two culverts that traverse the MFC and will be utilized as wildlife underpasses.

Climate Vulnerability Reduction Program – Protective Work Package 2, Pumping Station and Breakwater

The primary objective of the loan is to alleviate the incidence of flooding in the South Side of Belize City and while it consists of several lots, this lot is the main package under the loan which will contribute significantly to alleviating flooding in South Side of Belize City, an area inhabited by the most vulnerable of the city’s residents.