|Contract:||Southside Poverty Alleviation Project|
|Employer:||Government of Belize|
|Employer's Address:||Ministry of Works, Power Lane, Belmopan|
Jane Usher Boulevard; the canals in Belize City that have been in such deplorable state. Essentially our initiative will turn those canals into anesthetic development rather than the eyesore that it is today. Essentially they will be narrower and the streets would be wider making the vicinity more tourist-friendly and more pedestrian-friendly with sidewalks.
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|Contract Awarded:||January 23, 2012|
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On January 23, 2012, it was official that CISCO Construction would dredge the canals that run through various sections of the Southside of Belize City to provide a much-needed face-lift.
Cadet Henderson, CEO in the Ministry of Works commented that, “This is a very special occasion for us – another very significant contract signing. We sign contracts every day, every week, every month. But this one is very significant. The much talked about Jane Usher Boulevard; the canals in Belize City that have been in such deplorable state. Essentially our initiative will turn those canals into anesthetic development rather than the eyesore that it is today. Essentially they will be narrower and the streets would be wider making the vicinity more tourist-friendly and more pedestrian-friendly with sidewalks. Today we have the contract signing with Cisco Construction Ltd. and A & N Construction: one contract to Cisco for the dredging and lining of Collet and North Creek canals; two contracts with A & N Construction; one for drainage improvement, works on Neal’s Pen Road and Jane Usher Boulevard.”
Honorable Boots Martinez went on to state that, “We are looking forward to this in terms of delivering the basic service to the people of Port Loyola and on the south side of Belize City. All three projects will be passing my area, Jane Usher Boulevard directly in Port Loyola; half of Neal’s Pen Road is directly in Port Loyola, and a part of the lining of the canal is in Port Loyola also. So it’s a good day for the people of Port Loyola. I think it’s long awaited, long anticipated – especially Jane Usher Boulevard which in the initial stages has some hitches. It was down for approval in the first stage of the south side project, but due to the squatters on the road reserve it was put off. So now that we have alleviated that problem, and so, we are getting ready to move forward especially with Jane Usher Boulevard. I hope that the contractors mobilize quickly to give the people of those areas a lift in terms of infrastructure.”