CABEI reaffirms its commitment to the economic and social development of Belize

Belize City, January 17, 2022.- On Monday, during an official tour of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) in Belize, led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Dante Mossi, the institution reiterated its commitment to support its partner country in the development of initiatives that improve its quality of life for residents.

Mossi made this clear to Belize’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment, John Briceño, to whom he explained that the purpose of the tour was to learn first-hand about the opportunities and common priorities for the public and private sectors.

The first day of the official visit was also used to sign the agreement for the “Bicentenary Scholarship” program of the CABEI Social Support Foundation Fund, the objective of which is to support access to education. high school for low-income students.

“Belize is the first recipient country with which we are formalizing this important initiative with which we seek to provide the academic tools needed for the workforce of the future. There are 25 scholarships per year that will be awarded by the Ministry of Education. ‘Education over a period of five years,’ Mosi said.

Over the next few days of the working tour, CABEI will meet with officials from government ministerial portfolios as well as private sector executives.

Belize has been a non-founding regional member of CABEI since 2006. It currently has an active portfolio of US$11.00 million to ensure citizen security by strengthening national security institutions through infrastructure investments and equipment.

During the 2020-2021 period, three emergency grants were awarded for US$2.0 million to address the emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the damage caused by Hurricane Eta.

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Joel C. Hicks