Fort George Artisan Alley Renovation Project Officially Inaugurated by Belize Tourism Board

Fort George Artisan Alley Renovation Project Officially Inaugurated by Belize Tourism Board

The Belize Tourism Board’s (BTB) efforts to renovate the Fort George tourism Zone is well underway. Today, BTB in collaboration with the Belize City Council officially inaugurated the Fort George Artisan Alley renovation project. The project is part of a broader initiative under the sustainable Tourism project, emphasizing responsible tourism practices and community engagement. Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler spoke about the initiative. 

With 18 artisans housed in the facility, the alley is set to become a hub of cultural exchange and economic empowerment for locals as well as visitors. Mayor Bernard Wagner spoke about the transformation that was made in the area. 

The core focus of the project is to enhance tourism destinations, creating employment opportunities. One of the artisans, Adele Caliz says she is grateful for the renovations. 

The renovations, which began in March 2023, cost about $350,000.

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