The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust was established in 2008 and since then the organization has been supporting the efforts of Belizeans across the country. Over the weekend, the Village of San Jose came alive to the music of marimba, children’s laughter and spirited play as the trust held official inaugural ceremony for a newly built recreational park within that community. Mr. Gilly Can is the Chairman of San Jose Succotz Village.
Gilly Can – Chairman of San Jose Succotz Village:
It’s a pleasure for me to give you all a warm welcome to this special event as we inaugurate this beautiful recreational park. We are so happy that this project has been completed. It helps to beautify our village. We are fortunate to have been chosen among many others who applied for similar projects around Belize. A strong relationship has been established between the Village Council and Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust, while working together for the completion of this beautiful park. To our residents of San Jose Succotz, let us take care and cherish this gift that Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust has given us.
The initiative began two years ago when the Belize Natural Energy Trust invited proposals from communities across the country who were interested in a development project for their community through the trust. Chairman of the Board of Trustees for BNE Trust Mr. Daniel Gutierez and Hon. Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism and Culture were present at the opening ceremony.
Daniel Gutierez – Chairman of the Board of Trustees for BNE Trust:
The Trustees, Management and Staff of the BNE Trust feel tremendous pride at the inauguration of any project, and believe me this Trust has had many inaugurations, and it will have many more. But this time, and for me, this has been a labour of love.
Hon. Manuel Heredia – Minister of Tourism and Culture :
Today I am happy to be here at the inauguration of the second park in your village, the BNE Recreational Park. This achievement is once again a joint effort of the private sector and Government. BNE, through its grant programme, continues to assist in community development efforts around the country, and the Ministry Of Tourism and Culture shall contribute its part to the final completion of this recreational space in your community, in regards to access to water and lighting.
The recreational park was constructed at a cost of 40 thousand dollars BZE.