|New Xunantunich Ferry On the Horizon|
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New Xunantunich Ferry On the Horizon
On Friday June 8th 2012, Tracy Panton CEO Ministry of Tourism and Culture, signed a contract for Bz$142, 130.16 with Mr. Liam Stewart of Cayo Steel Works Ltd. for the construction of the new Xunantunich ferry.
The new ferry will retain much of the characteristics of the iconic hand-cranked ferry which has faithfully served tourists and local visitors for over 3 decades. The ferry currently transports around 50, 000 visitors a year and up to 300 visitors a day on peak days, with the assistance of the strong arms of the Institute of Archaeology ferry captains! Funded through the Sustainable Tourism Program (STP) the new ferry will have a larger capacity to assist visitor flow, incorporate improved safety measures and include motorized assistance to the traditional hand-crank operations.
Cayo Steel Works Ltd. has vast experience as a local supplier and manufacturer of steel engineered products. Mr. Stewart is excited to be selected for this project aiming for completion and final installation of the ferry in 3 months.
Mrs. Tracy Panton CEO MoTC (far left) and Mr. Liam Stewart Cayo Steel Works (center right) sign ferry contract
The STP is a US$15million tourism development program funded through GOB and the BTB with IDB loan assistance. For more information please contact the Sustainable Tourism Project Co-ordinating Unit at
or visit the STP website www.sustainabletourismbz.org