The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development officially hand over two new Type III Ambulances to the Western Regional Hospital, Ministry of Health and BERT. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development’s Road Safety Project received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to undertake the first phase of what is expected to be a long-term Government of Belize initiative to improve road safety in Belize. According to data available from the Ministry of Health on Road Safety, Belize recorded a high number of road deaths in 2012, equivalent to approximately 19 traffic deaths per 100,000 inhabitants – Belize aims to reduce fatality rate by 20% of the 2012 traffic fatalities by 2016. These type III ambulances are key deliverables under the Project's Road Accident Emergency Services Component which aims at improving post-crash trauma care along the George Price Highway Demonstration Corridor. The two (2) ambulances will be assigned to BERT and the Western Regional Hospital as soon as they are fully equipped. The official handing over ceremony took place at the Sir Edney Cain Parking Lot in Belmopan.