Julius Espat Highlights Nationwide Works in Extended Budget Debate Address

Julius Espat Highlights Nationwide Works in Extended Budget Debate Address

Cayo South’s Julius Espat took an estimated 85 minutes for his address where he spoke on the past, current and upcoming works across the country.  According to Espat, there are several official inaugurations planned for the completed projects, including the roundabout area near Benny’s Apartments.

Julius Espat, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing: “Right now Madam Speaker we have on our contractor’s list approximately 190 contractors that receive work from us throughout the entire country. We have approximately 200 suppliers that do business with us throughout the entire country. I’ll just list some of the main projects that we are currently working on. The first one Philip Goldson Highway and the Remate Project. It is an upgrading project of the existing highway from mile 24.5 to the Santa Elena border on the Philip Goldson Highway. The contract is for $91 million Belize dollars. It is 99% completed Madam Speaker and the estimated inauguration date will be May 2024. Banquitas Bridge to San Estevan Village. Contract value $10.2 million Belize dollars, 85% completed, estimated inauguration date August 2024. Upgrading of the Bullet Tree Road Joseph Andrews Drive in San Ignacio to Bullet Tree Village. Contract value $3.9 million dollars. 90% completed. Estimated inauguration May 2024. Corozal to Sarteneja upgrading project which is from the Corozal Town to Sarteneja Village contract value $102 million dollars, 70% completed, estimated inauguration October 2024. Caracol Road upgrading project phase two Pinol Line to the Caracol archaeological site, contract value $50 million dollars, 30% completed, estimated inauguration date December 2025. Haulover Bridge replacement project contract value $31 million dollars, 95% completed, estimated inauguration May 2024. Haulover Bridge replacement project amendment, Madam Speaker, which is the removal of the Haulover Bridge streel trusses super structure and be able to fix it, paint it, put it back to its original state that contract is for $4.5 million dollars, 10% completed, estimated inauguration December 2024. The Joe Taylor Bridge in PG Town Madam Speaker, this is a bridge that they have been clamoring for this for years. Contract value $2.3 million dollars, 25% completed, estimated inauguration February 2025. J&W Bridge in Belmopan City Madam Speaker contract value $750,000.00 , 55% completed, estimated inauguration December 2024. The infamous roundabout by the Benny’s apartments Madam Speaker, Philip Goldson Highway, contract value $2.4 million dollars, thank the lord 100% completed, inauguration will be in April. The St.Matthews Government Primary School replacement building damaged by fire to accommodate eight classrooms in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, contract value $650,000, 70% completed, inauguration June 2024 ready so that when class resumes for the new year they will be in fresh and new classrooms.”

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