Phase one to improve motor vehicle licensing and registration now complete Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

In 2013 the idea to integrate the various licensing systems in all municipalities was first envisioned. Now five years later, with the assistance of the Taiwanese Government, the first phase of implementation is almost complete. To help the process along, on Wednesday November 28, newly appointed ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan, H.E. Remus Li-Kuo Chen handed over a check for 18 thousand U.S. dollars for the continuation of the implementation of the Belize Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing System (BMVRALS).

In his remarks, the ambassador noted that the new system will offer storage, integration and sharing of transport data and assist the overall development and improvement of transport services. To this end, he stated that Taiwan will continue to support the Government of Belize’s crusade to implement improvements in the ICT capabilities. He added that they will continued to work closely with Belize in sharing experiences and expertise to advance ICT capacity in Belize.

Ministry of Transport CEO, Ruth Meighan explained that the entire project will span four years and right now they are working on placing all the national department offices countrywide onto the system. So far Belize City, Belmopan and San Ignacio are on the system. With that now, there is exact data as to the level of activity that is taking place in these offices readily available. This was not previously available. By early next year, she says, the first phase will be complete.

The second phase of the project will be to integrate the municipalities into the system as well as the Police Department and Customs for better information sharing. The project will also include the standardization of the application for licenses, licenses with better security features, standardized plates as well as registration documents.