The 3rd Central American and Caribbean Capital Projects and Infrastructure Summit took place on the 4TH and 5TH of February in Panama City, Panama and Representing Belize was the Executive Director of the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF), Mr. William Lamb Jr.
The summit saw the gathering of the largest project developers, concessionaires, construction companies, operators, investors and government leaders who discussed opportunities about a wide variety of sectors including: roads & highway networks, canals and ports, airports, railways, mining infrastructure, telecom infrastructure, oil and gas, real state, mass transportation systems, water sanitation and sewage and technology.
During the summit, Lamb highlighted the significance of BSIF as a catalyst in contributing to, and improving better living conditions for Belizeans in urban and rural communities in the areas of Education, Health, Economic Infrastructure/Drainage, Water and Sanitation and Human Development Sectors. Of note is that BSIF is the implementing agency for both the Belize Municipal Development Project (BMDP) and the Belize Climate Resilience Infrastructure Project (BCRIP) with financing from the World Bank. BMDP objective is to improve access to basic municipal infrastructure and to enhance the service delivery and municipal management in selected towns of Belize. BCRIP objective is to enhance the resilience of road infrastructure in Belize against flood risk and impacts of climate change and at improving Belize’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively in an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, as required.