Belize. Following a decision by the Privy Council in
London, the government was allowed to proceed with the
construction of the Chalillo hydroelectric plant. In a
multi-year campaign, the project has been criticized by NGOs
for causing an ecological disaster in the Macald Valley, an
area of great biodiversity and several rare tropical
animal species. According to
CountryAAH, the total population in Belize is 397,639 people in 2020.
The government justifies the construction of
the dam by reducing Belize's extreme dependence on electric
power from Mexico.
Belize - Belmopan
Belmopan, capital of Belize; 23,000 residents (2019). Belmopan is a new city,
located 80 km from the former capital Belize City, and contains mainly the state
administration, relocated in 1970.