New Garbage Trucks for Corozal Town

This morning Mayor Rigo Vellos, Deputy Mayor Hilberto Clarke, Councillors and residents of Corozal Town were joined by Opposition Leader Hon. John Briceno and Orange Walk Town Mayor Kevin Bernard for the official handing-over of two new Garbage Trucks acquired this year by the Town Council.

The trucks, a COMPACTOR truck and an OPEN-BACK truck, were acquired with a grant for $398,040 provided by the Government of Japan through its “Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Project”.

On January 28th, Mayor Vellos participated in a Grant Contract Signing Ceremony which formalised the “The Project for the Procurement of Garbage Trucks for Corozal Town” in Belmopan City. Signing also was Japan Ambassador, H.E. Hiroyuki Kubota.

In his address, Mayor Vellos expressed his utmost gratitude to the Government and people of Japan, and to Ambassador Kubota, for the generosity in assisting the Corozal Town Council. Mayor Vellos also recognised JIICA Volunteer Ryoya "Roy" Oyama who worked along-side the Town Council and was instrumental in seeing the process of the initiative started.

The Mayor added that the Corozal Town Council is laser focused on ensuring that they build on the Council’s capacity to deliver the proper services to Corozal Town residents, and pointed out that when funds become scarce, they (the Mayor and Councillors) chip in to ensure that things get done! This is the self-less method used to acquire the recently-purchased John Deere Grader and CASE Single Drum Roller for street maintenance.

In their speeches, Mayor Bernard and Hon. Briceno expressed their unconditional support for Mayor Vellos and the Corozal Town Council and offered encouragement for the hard work to continue. Hon. Briceno spoke of the known experience in Orange Walk Town, where Mayor Bernard and the Council had to focus on building on the fundamentals before major work got done. He expressed confidence that the Corozal Town Council is on the same path, and that residents of Corozal Town can see the major efforts being done to right the Town Council-ship. Corozal Town Council

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