By Marion V. Ali
The Prisoner Creek, Lakeview and Trenchtown Canals, blocked by many years of random dumping of refuse, are three of the more unsightly south side waterways that will, in the coming months, receive the attention they need.
On Monday of this week, the Government of Belize, through its Ministry of Works, signed a contract worth $4.8 M with Cisco Construction Co. Ltd. for the dredging and lining of these important water bodies.
The work will be carried out through a loan from the OPEC Fund and comes as part of Phase 11 of the South side Poverty Alleviation Project.
The scope of the work includes the streets adjacent to these waterways; dredging the three canals to connect them to the Haulover Creek; installing reinforced concrete retaining walls to channel water flow; and provide support for wider adjacent streets.
The project will also include installation of sidewalks and drains on Lakeview, Sittee, Lavender and Partridge Street Extension.
It will take about 15 months to complete the project.