As we had reported last week on Monday September 8th, the Belmopan City Council held a walk through event with members of the European Union, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Works, to look at some “Minor details of some final works,” in preparation for the relocation of the Tuesday/ Friday Market Vendors.
On Tuesday we learnt that some of those minor details included breaking a large portion of the paved parking lot to completely redo it.
We could not speak with the contractor, or a representative of the contractor, Imer Hernandez of Imer Hernandez Development Company Limited, but when we spoke to some of the employees working on the ground, we were told that the reasons that portions of the parking lot had to be recasted was because the mix was too dry for it to stick properly; that coupled with the heavy rains we’ve been experiencing over the past few weeks caused the portions of the parking lot to lift, and a result were left with no other option but to scrape it off, according to some of the workers.
Such works to scrape the pavement were being done at the corner of the parking lot in the Market area and a large section that runs across the Civic Center Parking Lot. When that section was being excavated, one of the measuring pegs used during construction was unearthed along with a piece of rubber tube.
Of note is that the contractor Imer Hernandez is the nephew of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources, Gaspar Vega. Imer Hernandez has received numerous other contracts around the country, including the contract to pave the San Antonio road in Orange Walk among others.