Belize Government to Invest in Healthcare and Forensics with Korean Economic Development Fund
With Belize now having access to the Korean Economic Development Cooperation Fund, the government will now have more capital to invest in the country’s infrastructure and development. Prime Minister Briceno returned to the country today, and announced that they will look at investments in the areas of healthcare and forensics. Funds from the program, which provides access to low-interest loans, will be utilized to construct state-of-the art hospitals for the Northern Regional Hospital and the Punta Gorda Hospital as well as a fully equipped forensic lab.
Hon. John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize: “We’re looking at the possibility of now giving priority to Toledo a hospital for Toledo and for Orange Walk. We are also looking at the possibility of digitizing the land titles units and the land registry which is something that is very necessary for economic activity in the country. I mean, they are so ahead when it comes to e-commerce and e-governance. We were also talking about a modern, well-equipped forensic lab for which, again, he has agreed that he’s prepared for us to be able to access these funds to be able to do this. So we were very excited about it.”
Love News understands that Prime Minister had also requested technical assistance in Belize’s plans to digitalize its land transaction management system and establish an international electronic identification certificate system.