New beach inaugurated in Caye Caulker

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Caye Caulker Village Council on Saturday afternoon inaugurated new public beaches on the island as part of the Action Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development of Caye Caulker. The Board says that a total of 1,883 linear feet of the beach was reclaimed in areas between Sobre las Olas to Rainbow Restaurant, and between Blue Island pier to Len’s Guest House. Approximately 22,000 cubic yards of material were pumped for the completion of works. The project took about 5 months to complete. Inaugurating the beach was Minister of Tourism and Culture and area representative for Belize Rural South, including Caye Caulker, Manuel Heredia Jr., who says the monies for the project came from savings by the Board: The Minister says further projects will be realized around the country from the Board’s savings.  The BTB’s Director of Special Projects, Kevin Gonzalez, outlines why the beach helps Belize’s tourism product: Village Council Chairman Wayne Miller said it is a job well done: The project was well received by the community at large and has been very popular with visitors. The reclamation works will be complimented by the establishment of an improved craft center for local artisans in Caye Caulker. The location coincides with the largest public swimming area and hosts many festivals, including the world renowned “Lobster Festival.”vlcsnap-2016-03-16-14h10m10s142 vlcsnap-2016-03-16-14h09m55s747 vlcsnap-2016-03-16-14h09m59s085 vlcsnap-2016-03-16-14h09m48s251 vlcsnap-2016-03-16-14h09m45s558 vlcsnap-2016-03-16-14h09m42s547

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