A contract for the amount of $721,789, was signed this week, to be used for the upgrade of the Corozal Market and the Corozal Sports Complex.
The funds were accessed through a loan from the World Bank under the Belize Municipal Development Project (BMDP). Help also came from the Corozal Town Council with a gift of three percent of the cost.
The contract for the upgrade went to Liborio Vega of LV and Sons Construction.
The market project will upgrade 15 stalls, covering 220 square meters, that pose serious health risks.
The work replacing the wooden and tent materials with concrete ones.
The work on the sports complex includes upgrading the existing football field with the construction of a new football field, enclosed with a concrete block wall, lighting, and filling to alleviate flooding of the field.
Bleacher stands with ramps for persons with diverse abilities were also installed.
The BMDP is a $30 million project, which provides infrastructure in seven major municipalities in the country.
These include Belmopan, Benque Viejo del Carmen, San Ignacio, Santa Elena, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, Corozal and Orange Walk.
The works are carried out by the Social Investment Fund (SIF).