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					Economic Development                                    MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                              Policy and Planning Unit
                                                         PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                              STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                              DESCRIPTION                    FUNDING     EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                AGENCY       AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                            COST (BZD)


                                                                                        INFRASTRUCTURE
ROADS, STREETS, DRAINS & BRIDGES
1 San Ignacio/Santa Elena        Construction of a bypass road and new all-     CDB         MOW       L       49,438,000 Procurement process ongoing for some works
  Bypass Project                 weather bridge across the Macal River                                                   packages. Expenditure update pending.
                                 between San Ignacio and Santa Elena; road      CDB                   G          499,000
                                 safety assessment and management
                                                                                GOB                   C        8,988,000
                                 capacity review
2 Corozal Border Crossing        Improvement and rehabilitation of              CABEI       MOW       L       12,400,000 Tender documents in process.
  Reconstruction Project         infrastructure at the Corozal Border
                                                                                GOB                   C        2,400,000

3 Completion of the Southern     Upgrade of 20 mls. of the Southern            KFAED        MOW       L        9,600,001 Project approximately 26% complete.
  Highway (Dump to Jalacte)      Highway from Dump (Ml. 14) to the              OPEC                  L       24,860,001
                                 Belize/Guatemala Border
                                                                              CABEI/GOB               L        9,000,000
                                                                                GOB                   C          750,000
4 Kendal & Mullins River         Reconstruction of the Kendal and Mullins       CDB         MOW       L       17,600,000 Kendall Bridge works ongoing; 60% (54 m)
  Bridges                        River Bridges                                                                           complete as at 31/1/2012. Scope for Mullins
                                                                                GOB                   C        4,010,000 River Bridge under discussion.

5 Flood Mitigation Project       Rehabilitation of drains and streets on        IADB        MOW       L       20,000,000 Loan Agreement signed 21/11/2011;
                                 Belize City's northside                                              G          900,000 engagement of Project Manager underway.
                                                                                GOB                   C        1,730,000
6 Support to Sustainable Urban Development of an operational manual for         IADB        MOW       G          900,000 Project infrastructure being established (account,
  Infrastructure Systems in    the Flood Mitigation Project                                                              etc.)
  Belize City                                                                   GOB                   C          230,000

7 Feasibility Study & Detailed Feasibility study and detailed designs for       CDB        MOW/PEU    L          700,000 Consultant (Halcrow Group) selected to conduct
  Designs - Northern Highway, upgrading the Northern Highway between                                                     the study. Work was to begin Jan. 2012 but
  Belize                       the Airport Junction and Haulover Bridge.        GOB                   C          176,000 activities delayed.

BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
8 San Pedro Police Station       Addition of a dormitory to the San Pedro       GOB         MPPS      C          400,000 Project underway.
  Dormitory                      Police Station




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Economic Development                                      MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                     Policy and Planning Unit
                                                           PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                                STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                                 DESCRIPTION                        FUNDING       EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                       AGENCY         AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                                     COST (BZD)


9 San Roman Police Station         Construction of a police station and officers'      GOB    INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                                   MPPS   C              350,000 Project underway.
                                   dwelling

10 Forensic Laboratory and         Refurbishment of the building and purchase          GOB           MPPS      C         750,000 Project underway.
   Equipment                       supplies and equipment for the facility

11 Building Construction           Construction of a building to house the             GOB            MDI      C         250,000 The Ministry has decided to divert the funds
   Renovation (Coast Guard)        Mechanic Unit of the Coast Guard                                                              for this project to the upgrading of the Coast
                                                                                                                                 Guard Headquarters access road.

12 Building of Fuel Depot          Construction of a fuel depot for Coast              GOB            MDI      C           60,000 Construction underway.
   (Coast Guard)                   Guard
13                                 Upgrade of the Marion Jones Sports                                                               Work ongoing. Funding for Section 2 of Phase 4
   Marion Jones Stadium                                                                GOV                     G        2,000,000
                                   Complex                                                                                          pending.
   Marion Jones (Belize ) Sports
                                                                                    ROC (Taiwan)                L      10,000,000
   Center
                                                                                                   MPS, MOW
   Marion Jones Grandstand                                                                                     C

   Marion Jones Athletic Track/
                                                                                       GOB                     C        3,032,910
   Sporting Complex
14 Capital Improvements to         Renovation of the Administration Building in        GOB           MPU       CAP       487,000 Designs and cost estimates being prepared.
   Building (Post Office)          Punta Gorda Town which houses the Punta                                      II
                                   Gorda Post Office.
WATER & SANITATION
15 Second Water Project            Upgrade of BWSL's network capacity and               CDB          BWSL       L       3,288,000 Interconnection of the new Wilson St. tank
   (Revision in Scope)             reduction of non-revenue water through the                                                     continues. New activities being identified to make
                                   upgrading of transmission lines from the N.                                                    use of undisbursed amounts. Project extended to
                                   Highway junction to Burrell Boom,                                                              October 2012.
                                   increasing capacity at the Double Run
                                   Treatment Plant, replacing storage reservoir        BWSL                    C         930,000
                                   at Wilson St. , Belize City, and procuring
                                   and installing leak detection equipment.




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                                                        PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                             STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                              DESCRIPTION                      FUNDING   EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                  AGENCY     AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                            COST (BZD)


16 Belize River Valley Water     Construction of a system to provide a safe      CDB    INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                             BWSL   L          6,959,000 Preconditions to loan effectiveness complete;
   Supply Project                and reliable supply of potable water to                                                 land acquisition in process; completion date
                                 villagers of Bermudian Landing, Double                                                  revised to 30/6/2013.
                                 Head Cabbage, Flowers' Bank, Isabella
                                 Bank, Lemonal, St. Paul's Bank, Rancho
                                 Dolores, Scotland Halfmoon, and Willows         GOB                  C          807,000
                                 Bank in the Belize River Valley. Work will
                                 include pipeline installation and storage
                                 tank construction.


17 Integrated Water and         The programme will increase Placencia and    IADB            BWSL     L       10,000,000 Project Management Unit being established;
   Sanitation Programme for the Seine Bight residents' access to sanitation                                              feedback on the revised feasibility study to be
   Placencia Peninsula          services through the development of a new GEF (CReW)                  G       11,025,000 sought from the community.
                                sewage collection and treatment system on
                                the Placencia Peninsula.                     GOB                      C        2,006,400

18 Detailed Design -             Preparation of detailed designs, customer       IADB        BWSL     G        1,000,000 Engagement of Design Consultant ongoing.
   Wastewater Collection &       surveys and public awareness campaigns
   Treatment System in           necessary for the implementation of the
   Placencia                     Placencia wastewater network and
                                 treatment facilities.


20 MDG Water Governance          The project will institutionalize democratic    UNDP      MLLGRD     G          500,000 Project ongoing; new sanitation component being
   Project                       governance practices in rural water and                                                 developed; completion expected June 2013.
                                 sanitation service delivery while building
                                 leadership capacities within the MLLGRD to
                                 improve the coordination and performance
                                 of local water boards and the communities
                                 in which they operate.




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Economic Development                                      MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                  Policy and Planning Unit
                                                           PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                                STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                                 DESCRIPTION                       FUNDING      EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                    PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                      AGENCY        AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                                   COST (BZD)


21 Cotton Tree/ St. Matthew's/     Extension of the Belmopan water main to             CDI   INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                                  BWSL   G              980,000 Work progressing in Frank's Eddy; additional
   Frank's Eddy Rural Water        the target villages and rehabilitation of the                                                funds necessary to complete the project
   System Upgrade                  respective distribution networks in order to                                                 approved by SIF.
                                   ensure adequate and reliable provision of        BWSL/ GOB                C          835,000
                                   potable water to residents.


TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNICATION
22 Upgrade of the San Pedro        Construction of Perimeter Fence and              COCESNA        BAA       G        3,200,000 Project ongoing; projected end - February, 2012.
   Airstrip                        paving of the runway
ELECTRICITY
23 Project for Clean Energy        The purpose of this intervention is to           JICA, GOJ,   MOF, MOW    G       10,000,000 Works continue according to schedule.
   Promotion using Solar           promote the use of clean energy and                 GOB
   Photovoltaic System(s)          achieve reductions in greenhouse gas
                                   emissions through the installation of a
                                   photovoltaic system connected to the
                                   national grid.
24 *Project to Provide             Provision of electricity from renewable             EC           BEL      G        4,110,894 First disbursement received from the EU and
   Electrification to Marginalised energy sources to residents in rural and peri-                                               procurement of materials and supplies is
   and Depressed Rural and         urban areas through grid extension.                                                          underway.
   Peri-Urban communities in
   Belize from Renewable
                                                                                      GOB                    C        1,370,298
   Energy Sources through Grid
   Extension


SUB-TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE                                                                                           238,522,504




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Economic Development                                       MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                 Policy and Planning Unit
                                                            PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                                 STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                                  DESCRIPTION                        FUNDING     EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                   PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                        AGENCY       AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                                    COST (BZD)


                                                                                           INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                         ECONOMIC SERVICES
                                                                                                    AGRICULTURE
25 Agriculture Services             Strengthening of the core public agricultural       IADB      MAF, BAHA   L       10,000,000 Project delayed; management structure revised
   programme                        services that provide access to applied                                                      following discussions between the GOB and IDB.
                                    production technology corresponding to
                                    market opportunities, while reducing the
                                                                                      GOB (MAF,               C        1,000,000
                                    risks derived from threats to plant and
                                                                                       BAHA)
                                    animal health and food safety.

26 Food Security Programme -        Promotion of integrated farming systems in        GOV/ALBA      MAF       G        4,000,000 Some delays experienced but work ongoing.
   ALBA (Integrated Farming         Central, Northern, and Southern Belize;
   Systems)                         purchase of machinery for GOB;
                                    establishment of irrigation infrastructure at
                                    Central Farm; expansion of seedling
                                    facilities, and upgrade of the Biscayne
                                    Agriculture Facility.


27 Agriculture Census               To compile baseline information on farms            FAO         MAF       G         104,000 Census completed; final results expected by
                                    existing in Belize with a view to significantly                                             31/3/2012.
                                    improving agriculture statistics                    GOB                   C         900,000

28 Strengthening Policies for the   The project provides training for farmers in        FAO         MAF       G         728,600 Project on schedule for completion Dec. 2012.
   Production of Basic Grain        post-harvest management of grain, the use
   Seeds to support Rural           of threshing and artificial drying equipment,
   Agriculture for Food Security    selection and management of seed, and
   in ACC Member Countries          business and organizational issues. Two
   (Regional Seed Project)          portable dryers, a portable thresher, two
                                    moisture testers, and a portable automatic
                                    corn husker will be provided as part of the
                                    project.




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Economic Development                                    MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                     Policy and Planning Unit
                                                         PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                              STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                              DESCRIPTION                       FUNDING      EXECUTING       L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                   AGENCY        AGENCY                PROJECT
                                                                                                                    COST (BZD)


29 TCP Facility - Development    Development of a draft Irrigation Policy          FAO   INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                               MAF   G                  115,000 Final stakeholder consultation workshop held on
   of an Irrigation Policy and   including national water resource                                                              2/12/2011. Final document to be reviewed by
   Strategic Plan                management and a 5-yr strategic plan for                                                       MAF then presented to Cabinet.
                                 the development of irrigation and drainage       UNDP                        G          24,000
                                 in Belize
30 Telefood Programme**          Grassroots-level/Community projects               FAO            MAF         G         100,000 Projects include pig production at Mopan
                                 aiming to improve poor families' means and                                                     Technical High School and crop production at
                                 volume of production leading to income                                                         Louisiana Primary School. Upcoming projects
                                 generation and better access to food.                                                          include Local Poultry Production in the Belize
                                 Belize's quota is $100,000 per year and                                                        River Valley.
                                 individual projects do not exceed
                                 $20,000.00.

31 Integrated Financing System Development of a strategy for the                   FAO        Forestry Dept   G                  Engagement of new Consultant ongoing.
   for Sustainable Land        identification of existing, new and innovative
   Management                  sources of financing for sustainable land
                               management. This exercise is part of a
                               regional initiative.

32 Horticulture Project          Promote agricultural technology, provide       Taiwan ICDF    MAF, TTM       G         616,003 This project is expected to be turned over to the
                                 training in farm management, cultivation                                                       MAF in 2012/13.
                                 under covered structures, guava cultivation
                                 and urban gardening; organise small-
                                 holders and assist them in production
                                 management, develop agribusiness (pilot
                                 papaya export sub-project and vegetable
                                 production), install a Rapid Bioassay
                                 Pesticide Residue Detection Station, and
                                 instruct farmers in the use of pesticide
                                 application technologies; introduce a Small
                                 Farm holders' Financing Scheme for the
                                 pilot papaya export sub-project to expand
                                 the industry and earn foreign exchange.




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Economic Development                                    MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                       Policy and Planning Unit
                                                         PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                              STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                               DESCRIPTION                        FUNDING      EXECUTING    L/G     TOTAL                      PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                     AGENCY        AGENCY             PROJECT
                                                                                                                   COST (BZD)


33 Rice Seed Production Project To increase acreage of breeder and stock                   INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                  Taiwan ICDF  MAF, TTM G              756,920 Project ongoing and scheduled to end in
                                rice planting sites at Central Farm, produce                                                   December, 2014.
                                20,000 lbs of stock seed, train technicians
                                in rice production, produce 160,000 lbs of
                                commercial rice seed at Poppy Show Farm
                                in Southern Belize, increase cultivated area
                                by an additional 1,000 acres and develop
                                100 acres of paddy fields in Blue Creek.



34 Food Processing Project       Introduce various food processing                Taiwan ICDF    MAF, TTM    G         336,936 Project ongoing; activities include the School
                                 technologies to improve capacity in Belize                                                    Snack Programme and Soy Sauce Sub-Project;
                                 and improve opportunities for stakeholders                                                    expected end 31/1/2014.
                                 in the sub-sector.
35 Aquaculture Project           Establishment of a Tilapia Breeding and          Taiwan ICDF    MAF, TTM    G         788,885     Full implementation of this project should begin
                                 Hatchery Center and standard operating                                                           this year.
                                 procedures in order to decrease tilapia
                                 production costs, increase farmers' income
                                 from sales, raise living standards, and
                                 increase local protein intake.


TOURISM
36 Sustainable Tourism Project   Enhancement of the tourism experience               IADB       MOTCA, BTB   L       26,644,000 Project activities are underway and on schedule.
                                 and resource sustainability at consolidated
                                 destinations subject to pressure (including
                                 Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Placencia and
                                 San Ignacio); diversification of the overnight
                                 tourism product in emerging destinations;                                   C        2,720,000
                                                                                     GOB
                                 and strengthening tourism institutions'
                                 capacity for policy, management, and
                                 destination planning




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Economic Development                                       MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                               Policy and Planning Unit
                                                            PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                                 STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                                  DESCRIPTION                     FUNDING     EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                    PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                     AGENCY       AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                                 COST (BZD)


BUSINESS & MARKET DEVELOPMENT                                                               INFRASTRUCTURE
37 DFC Line of Credit               Funds provided to DFC for on lending in           CDB         DFC       L      20,000,000 Funds being disbursed as per agreement.
                                    priority areas - student loans, SMEs, low-
                                    income housing, agriculture and industrial
                                    credit, and microfinance.
38 Capacity Enhancement -           Provision of technical, institutional and      CARTFund       DFT      G         879,292 Project activities ongoing.
   Promotion of the CSME and        operational support towards enhancing the
   EPA                              capacity of the Directorate of Foreign Trade
                                    to effectively coordinate and facilitate the
                                    implementation of the CARICOM Single             GOB                   C         630,700
                                    Market Economy (CSME) and the
                                    Economic Partnership Agreement.


39 Micro, Small & Medium            Development and the Creation of the              CDF       BELTRAIDE   G         150,000 Consultant engaged November 1, 2011.
   Enterprise (MSME) Policy         MSME Policy and Strategy of Belize
   and Strategy of Belize                                                          BELTRAIDE
40 Strengthening the Capacity of    Enhance BELTRAIDE's capacity to revise,        CART Fund   BELTRAIDE   G         447,006 Project personnel being engaged.
   BELTRAIDE to revise and          monitor and implement the National Export
   coordinate the National          Strategy.                                      BELTRAIDE               C         130,688
   Export Strategy
41 Strengthening the                To foster sustainable economic and               IADB      BELTRAIDE   G         650,000 Consultant should be hired by end March 2012.
   Institutional Architecture for   enhance competitiveness in Belize; improve
   Investment Attraction in         the enabling environment for business
   Belize                           development, trade and integration;            BELTRAIDE                         180,000
                                    strengthen the institutional framework and
                                    the necessary capacities of BELTRAIDE to
                                    support investment attraction.


42 Strengthening and Capacity       The objective of the Project is to build the   CARTFund       DFT      G         555,812 Project personnel to be fully engaged by end
   Building of the New              capacity of the newly-established Belize                                                 March, 2012.
   Established Belize Coalition     Coalition of Service Providers to serve as
   of Service Providers             an umbrella organization for the                 GOB                   C         223,630
                                    development of the services sector.




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Economic Development                                     MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                Policy and Planning Unit
                                                          PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                               STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                               DESCRIPTION                     FUNDING      EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                  AGENCY        AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                               COST (BZD)


43 Belize Rural Finance           Provide support to and strengthen financial     IFAD    INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                              MED; BCUL L        6,000,200 Project activities continue.
   Programme                      services that target poor farmers and small     CABEI                   L      3,811,600
                                  rural communities
                                                                                  GOB                    C       1,463,600
                                                                                   CU                    C         807,800
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
44 Land Management                The programme will improve the quality of       IADB         MNRE      L        5,000,000 Project ongoing
   Programme III                  land management services country wide.
                                                                                  GOB                    C         458,000

45 Solid Waste Management         Improve solid waste management practices        IADB         SWMA       L     22,300,000 All activities on schedule
   Project                        along the Western Corridor; reduce
                                  environmental pollution and enhance the
                                  image of Belize in the eco-tourism market;      OFID                    L      6,520,000
                                  strengthen overall central Government
                                  capacity to improve solid waste
                                  management countrywide through the              GOB                    C         758,000
                                  institutional strengthening of the SWMA.


46 Strengthening National         Development of effective legal, financial,      GEF          UNDP,     G        1,950,000 Project began in 2011 but delayed due to
   Capacities for the             and institutional capacities to ensure                     MNRE, MAF                      difficulties in recruiting Consultants and
                                                                                  PACT                   G        1,170,000
   Operationalisation,            sustainability of the existing NPAS                                                       observing project timelines.
   Consolidation, and                                                             OAK                    G          400,000
   Sustainability of Belize’s                                                     GOB                    C         265,000
   Protected Areas System
                                                                                 APAMO                   G         224,942
                                                                                  UNDP                   G         100,000

47 Mainstreaming and Capacity The project will create an enabling               UNDP, GEF      MNRE      G       2,304,556 This project is expected to close by 30/4/2012.
   Building for Sustainable Land environment for sustainable land
   Management in Belize          management enhanced through
                                 mainstreaming, capacity building, and
                                 improvement in policy, legislative, and
                                 institutional frameworks.




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Economic Development                                      MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                   Policy and Planning Unit
                                                           PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                                STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                                 DESCRIPTION                        FUNDING    EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                       AGENCY      AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                                  COST (BZD)


48 Supporting Early Action on      Development of a plan for long term                 GEF   INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                                  MNRE   G            629,000 Project components completed; awaiting final
   the Convention on               financial sustainability of the National                                                   audit to officially close.
   Biodiversity's Programme of     Protected Areas Secretariat and conduct
   Work on Protected Areas         economic valuation studies of priority
                                   terrstrial systems.




49 Towards Sustainability of the The project will decrease illegal activities         PACT        MAF       G         761,151 This project is closing in the next quarter.
   Marine Reserves Network       and promote safety at the marine reserves,
   (MRN) in Belize               co-management partners, and operations
                                 center; minimise user conflicts and abolish
                                 anchor damage in the protected areas and
                                 highly visited marine recreation areas;
                                 strengthen the central operations center
                                 within the marine reserve network and
                                 stakeholders; increase public awareness on
                                 marine protected areas of Belize; and
                                 enhance staff capacity in monitoring,
                                 research, enforcement, environmental
                                 education and public relations.



50 Global Climate Change           The project will enhance Belize's resilience        EU       MNRE, MED   G       8,022,560 Financing Agreement has been signed
   Alliance                        to effects of climate change.

51 Enabling Activities for the     This project will support the country of          UNDP/GEF     MNRE              1,268,000 Project manager recently hired; activities
   Preparation of Belize's Third   Belize in its preparation of its Third National                                            ongoing.
   National Communication to       Communication to the Conference of the
   the UNFCCC                      Parties to the United Nations Framework
                                   Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


SUB-TOTAL ECONOMIC SERVICES                                                                                       136,895,882


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                                                          PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                               STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                                DESCRIPTION                   FUNDING   EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                    PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                 AGENCY     AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                           COST (BZD)


                                                                                    INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                  SOCIAL PROTECTION
EDUCATION
52 Enhancement of Policy and      To enhance the capacity of the GOB to         CDB         MOEY     G         500,000 Final payment to the consultants should be made
   Strategic Framework in the     further develop the education sector                                                 early 2012.
   Education Sector               through the formulation of a policy and       GOB                  C         120,000
                                  strategic framework

53 School Construction and                                                      GOB         MOEY     G         300,000 Projects ongoing
   Infrastructure Projects
HEALTH
54 Control and Prevention of      To strengthen the national response to        CDB         NAC      G         300,000 Project is in the final stages and should end by
   HIV/ AIDS                      controlling and preventing the spread of                                             June, 2012.
                                                                                                     C          70,000
                                  HIV/AIDS in Belize
55 Improving Children’s Health The project will support innovative               WB         MoH      G        5,505,788 The Project is in the implementation stage.
   and Nutrition in Local Mayan programs which directly respond to the
   Communities in Toledo        needs of the poorest and most vulnerable
                                groups in society; provide rapid,
                                demonstrable benefits which can be
                                sustained; and build capacity, participation
                                and empowerment of civil society, local
                                communities and NGOs.

56 Salud Mesoamerica Initiative - The project will close the gap in health      IADB        MoH      L        1,500,000 Project approved December 15, 2011
   Belize                         equity in Mesoamerica for those in the
                                  lowest income quintile.                       GOB                  C        1,000,000

POVERTY AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
57 MDG Needs Assessment and Production of the MDG 2010 Report as part           UNDP        MED      G         294,942 MDG 3 needs assessment completed; awaiting
   Costing Prognosis        of the work necessary to complete the                                                      report from Consultant.
                            needs assessment for MDGs 3, 5, and 7




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Economic Development                                    MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                             Policy and Planning Unit
                                                         PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                              STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                              DESCRIPTION                     FUNDING   EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                 AGENCY     AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                           COST (BZD)


58 Belize City Southside Poverty Drainage works for primary, secondary and      OFID   INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                           MOW/PEU L        22,000,000   Works ongoing
   Alleviation Project (Phase 2) tertiary drainage systems, sewage disposal                 MHDST
                                 systems, land filling and landscaping, and
                                 improvement of roads, streets and housing
                                 facilities;
                                 textbook rental schemes, school nutritional
                                 programs, entrepreneurial and small
                                 business support, employment access and        GOB                   L      8,000,000
                                 training programs; and operational
                                 expenses for a Project Unit to manage
                                 project implementation, and supervise and
                                 inspect the works.


59 Preparation of the Youth and Preparation of a comprehensive youth and         CDB        MED      G         560,000 Phase 1 is expected to be completed within the
   Community Transformation community development initiative in                                                        first quarter of 2012. Revised Draft Final Report
   Project - Southside          Southside Belize City                           GOB                  C         121,960 submitted.

60 Implementing the Social        Technical support to the GOB in advancing     IADB        MED      TC       3,450,000 Work ongoing; project extended through May
   Agenda of the National         the social agenda of the NPESAP                                                       2013.
   Poverty Elimination Strategy
   and Action Plan (NPESAP)                                                     GOB                  C          99,000


SUB-TOTAL SOCIAL PROTECTION                                                                                43,821,690
                                                                               PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
GOVERNANCE
61 Customs Reform and                                                            CDB       Customs   L        5,032,884 Project activities continue; completion expected
   Modernisation (ASYCUDA)                                                      GOB         Dept.    C        1,105,400 by June 2012.




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Economic Development                                    MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                               Policy and Planning Unit
                                                         PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                              STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                              DESCRIPTION                      FUNDING    EXECUTING   L/G     TOTAL                     PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                  AGENCY      AGENCY            PROJECT
                                                                                                             COST (BZD)


62 Computerization of Drivers’   To improve and upgrade the Department of        GOB    INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                            MOTCNEM CAP          450,000 System fully operational in Belmopan; project
   Licensing System              Transport's National Drivers' Licensing                               II                should end by 31/3/2013.
                                 System
63 CARICOM Law Revision          Revision of 11 pieces of primary legislation   COMSEC        AG                           The document is currently being formatted and
   Project                       and 6 subsidiary laws related to the                                                      should be complete by February 2013.
                                 CARICOM Single Market and Economy                                                         Information pending on external funding.
                                 (CSME), and a general revision of the           GOB                   C         600,000
                                 substantive laws.

64 PSIP-MIS Assessment           Consultancy services to assist the Ministry     CDF         MED       G         200,000 Consultant identified and project activities to
                                 of Economic Development (MED) in                                                        begin by March, 2012.
                                 assessing the existing Public Sector
                                 Investment Programme Management
                                 Information System (PSIP-MIS) with a view
                                 to advise on, develop and implement a
                                 functioning PSIP-MIS

SECURITY & CIVIL RIGHTS
65 Support for the               To support the GOB in designing and             IADB        NEMO      L         800,000 Activities ongoing; project end date revised from
   Implementation of an          implementing a national IDRM Plan                                                       March 2012 to October, 2012.
   Integrated Disaster Risk      emphasising ex-ante risk reduction,
   Management Plan (CAPRA-       supporting institutional strengthening and
                                                                                 GOB                   C         200,000
   Central American              enhancing capacity for IDRM.
   Probabilistic Risk
   Assessment)

66 Strengthening of Disaster     To assist Belize in strengthening its           UNDP        NEMO      G        1,964,950 Project approximately 60% complete; projected
   Preparedness and              framework for disaster coordination and                                                  end date, December 2012.
   Emergency Response            national capacities allowing for effective
   Capacity in Belize            disaster preparedness, risk reduction and       GOB                   C         215,600
                                 emergency response.




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Economic Development                                      MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                 Policy and Planning Unit
                                                           PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME REPORT
                                                STATUS OF ONGOING PROJECTS AS AT QUARTER ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 2011

          PROJECT                                DESCRIPTION                          FUNDING   EXECUTING    L/G     TOTAL                    PROJECT UPDATE
(Excludes SIF and EU Projects)                                                        AGENCY     AGENCY             PROJECT
                                                                                                                   COST (BZD)


67 Natural Disaster               To assist the Government of Belize in                CDB    INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                                                                   MOW    L          1,540,000 Documentation pending for restoration costs that
   Management - Immediate         clearing and cleaning debris and restoring                                                   will be charged against the loan.
   Response (Hurricane            essential public services - including utilities -
   Richard)                       in the aftermath of Hurricane Richard.               GOB                   C         200,000


68 Community Action for Public    Strengthening of national public safety              IADB     MHDST, OPM    L      10,000,000 Project personnel engaged; preconditions
   Safety                         governance and community action in crime                                                      satisfied Dec. 15, 2011.
                                  prevention                                                                 C          368,914

69 Countrywide Installation of    To promote increased safety and reduced              GOB       MOTCNEM     CAP      2,600,000 Works ongoing in Belize City and Dangriga; and
   Hydrants and Accessories       losses resulting from fires through the                                     II                slated to start in San Pedro early 2012.
                                  purchase and installation of fire hydrants
                                  countrywide.

SUB-TOTAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION                                                                                     25,277,748
                                                     TOTALS                                                        444,517,824
*Formerly listed as ACP-EU Energy Facility - Rural and Peri-urban Electrification Project

** Telefood is an annual campaign of broadcasts, concerts and other events aimed at increasing awareness about
hunger and raising funds for micro-projects designed to help the hungry.




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