A formal handover ceremony was held on Friday for the newly upgraded water system in the banana belt area community of Hopkins Village.
This water system is designed to benefit more than 700 households. The project funded under the Banana Accompanying Measures Program 2013 (BAM 2013) was co-financed by the Government of Belize.
The BAM program was designed to assist the poor, focusing on workers, families and communities in the banana belt area.
The Government Press Office said the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development has been collaborating with the Ministry of Economic Development and the European Union to rehabilitate and expand the Hopkins Village water system.
The upgrade supports the national water policy which states, "Belizeans have a fundamental right to water and it is hereby declared that the policy of the Government is to bring about the planned development, coordinated management, sustainable use and protection of Belize’s water resources consistent with the social, economic and environmental needs of present and future generations, and to ensure that all Belizeans have access to affordable, safe, adequate and reliable water.”
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