Water System Project Launched in Sarteneja Village, Corozal District
The Ministry of Rural Transformation has partnered with the Protected Area Conservation Trust (PACT) to install a very much needed water system in Sarteneja Village, Corozal District. An official launch of the project took place last Friday with a plan for four components, specifically the replacement of the reverse osmosis (RO) system; the rehabilitation of the reservoir and the pump house; the expansion of water to unserved households; capacity building training for the Sarteneja Water Board as well as a water conservation campaign for the community. Speaking at the ground breaking event was Minister for Rural Transformation, Oscar Requena.
According to a release from the government, this project, which will cost over six hundred thousand Belize dollars in total, and will create an enabling environment for tourism activities, providing an opportunity for the Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development (SACD) to add a stream of revenue to continue their conservation efforts within the Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The project also contributes to the Ministry’s mandate of providing clean and potable water to rural communities.