Minister of Defence Hon John Saldivar this week has resumed his countrywide tour of Belize Defence Force (BDF) installations. Accompanied by Deputy BDF Commander Colonel Steven Ortega and key personnel from the Ministry of Defence, Hon. Saldivar toured BDF bases in Corozal and Orange Walk. In Corozal, those included, Consejo, Free Zone Area, 4 Miles Lagoon, Patchakan, San Victor and Eyles Camp; and in Orange Walk, Douglas, San Roman, Campechito, Santa Cruz and Blue Creek.
The Minister began his nationwide tour back in early September, before the National Celebrations, when he visited BDF Headquarters at Price Barracks, the Air Wing at Phillip Goldson International Airport, and Militia Hall in Belize City. The next leg of his tour will take him to installations in the Cayo District.
The purpose of the Minister’s tour is to assess the state of readiness and the level of efficiency of the force in executing its various functions.