Coastal Baseline Studies and Shoreline Management, Belize
The Government of Belize identified the Toledo District/ Punta Gorda Town and Caye Caulker as target investment areas for emerging tourism destinations.
This project enables the development of a defensible, science-based shoreline management plan and corresponding shoreline stabilization and protection solutions driven by holistic consideration of coastal zone and larger stakeholder groups.
The general project objectives include:
Design and carry out baseline studies for Caye Caulker and the Toledo District
Prioritize the coastal area for shoreline stabilization measures, including, where appropriate, ecosystem-based coastal protection, non-structural and soft-engineering measures, as well as
complementary land use planning and management measures (e.g. setbacks), and based upon agreed criteria and stakeholder engagement;
Prepare designs for shore stabilization investments and specifications for complementary measures;
Conduct the feasibility analysis of investments in accordance with the requirements of the Bank for public sector financing, including socioeconomic, environmental, financial, and institutional feasibility; and
Provide support to training and dissemination activities