Independence Day speeches are usually moments when the Government of Belize reviews accomplishments and highlight new initiatives and plans for the development of Belize. While the Government announced 2 free dialysis treatments per week for 100 patients in a Government subsidized program, there were few other promises made. The Acting Prime Minister noted that there were tourism-related investments and that meant the Government would invest in roadworks.
Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister: “Of course all of this new activity means that we must improve our national infrastructure in order to effectively move people, goods and services throughout Belize and the development activity is clearly evident everywhere you look. The Philip Goldson four-lane highway between Haulover and Buttonwood Bay Boulevard is nearing completion which will now lead to a replacement of the Haul Over Bridge. The climate resilience infrastructure project will continue the works from the Philip Goldson International Airport Junction to mile 24.5 and then another project is in the pipeline for the Philip Goldson Highway from mile 24.5 all the way to the Corozal border. We expect actual works on the rehabilitation of the Coastal Road to commence by mid-2019 and work has already commenced on the new airport bypass road that will connect the airport directly to the Western Highway.”