Despite notable progress in the last decade, the extent and quality of transport infrastructure in Belize still lags behind other countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region (IDB, 2013). Connectivity with neighboring countries in Central America such as Guatemala and Mexico is limited. Moreover, access to extensive areas of land in the country’s interior is impeded, particularly in the South and during the rainy season.
Belize's road network is 3,281 km long and requires adequate routine and periodic maintenance to keep it in a stable, durable condition, particularly due to the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters.
The National Sustainable Tourism Plan (NSTMP) of Belize 2030 addresses the need for transportation infrastructure improvements, such as for highways and roads, increasing regional and international airport safety and capacity and upgrading seaport and pier facilities.