Ministry Encourages Adoption of Roundabouts and Miles by Businesses
The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing is encouraging business owners to adopt a roundabout or mile. The worldwide practice is centered on civic pride and corporate social responsibility. The ministry’s call comes after the Running Man roundabout in Belmopan City was adopted by the Mena Group of Companies. Evondale Moody, the ministry’s Engineering Coordinator, spoke to Love News about the initiative and how it benefits citizens.
Evondale Moody, Engineering Coordinator, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing: “From the presentation that they have submitted to us and we have accepted is that they will renovate the roundabout itself, the circumscribed circle and they’re also installing lighting within that facility and also on the perimeter of the roundabout and they would maintain that roundabout I think it’s for two years. So they have come on board and I think that’s something very good that many other private entities should do in adopting the roundabouts and maybe sections of highways to maintain because I think that is something that is done international. And so when the group of company approached us we were pleased to see what they had proposed to us and it is something we expected because of the good nature that we saw that could come out of it. It’s a good thing for us. We have also seen that done with the roundabout at the intersection of the George Price Highway and the Hummingbird Highway that was adopted by BNE so that is also excellent and they did the full maintenance of that roundabout as well. So it’s not the first time that we are doing this. It’s also being done at the roundabout at Iguana Creek going into Spanish Lookout so that has also been adopted as well by the Mennonite Community. So it is something good that is happening and we believe that if it could be expanded to other businesses it would be great for us.”