Placencia Polyclinic under construction
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and the Placencia Village Council, broke ground on January 21, 2022 to mark the construction of a state of the art polyclinic for the southern village of Placencia.
The 5,650 sq feet Polyclinic will feature consultation rooms, reception and registration areas, waiting rooms, asthma bay, pharmacy, 2 triage rooms, laboratory, shock/trauma rooms and more, to provide the highest level of quality service to patients.
The project is estimated to cost $2.486 million dollars and is being financed by the Tourism Development Funds established for the destination. These funds resulted from mutual agreements and collaboration between the Government of Belize, Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) and Belize Tourism Board, with the aim to develop sustainable management of tourism sites, community, sanitation, health and security infrastructure.
Placencia is one of Belize’s leading tourism destinations. Prior to the emergence of COVID-19, Placencia experienced rapid tourism growth, welcoming 66,738 overnight visitors and 374,894 cruise passengers via Harvest Caye in 2019.