pmGovernment announced today that Prime Minister Dean Barrow signed a $67.5 million dollar Agreement with the European Union. A release from GOB states that the monies is being allocated for the National Indicative Programme (NIP) for the period 2014 to 2020 with the European Commission designed to advance the activities of the Government of Belize in alleviating rural poverty in Belize.

The release states that Belizeans will benefit from the EDF 11 National Indicative Programme in the sectors of Energy and Health. The Energy programme is aimed at the provision of energy and supporting services in rural areas. The Health programme is designed for improving the organization and management of the health services and the development of disaster resilient health infrastructure.


The release ends stating that the allocation of BZ$67.5 million is doubled the amount of the previous EDF 10 Programme, and will continue to significantly contribute to the alleviation of rural poverty in Belize.

The signing which was held in Washington DC last Friday says Prime Minister Barrow, signals the confidence by the European Union in the Government of Belize with respect to its development agenda.

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