Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labor and Local Government visits timber export company in southern Belize



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Posted: Monday, April 4, 2022. 1:28 p.m. CST.

From BBN staff: Over the weekend, the Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labor and Local Government, Oscar Requena, and his Director General, Valentino Shal, traveled to Toledo to offer their support to Rax Muj Qiche Co .Ltd. in the village of Conejo. , District of Toledo.

Their ministry notes that the Rax Muj Qiche Co. Ltd. is committed to sustainable community forestry. The community enterprise currently harvests and exports high-value timber to the United States and France.

The visit is part of a larger push by the ministry towards transforming rural communities.

“We need more Aboriginal community businesses. The wealth is there. We just need to get organized and leverage it for the benefit of our communities,” the ministry said.

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