Gov. Zapata touts infrastructure improvements in annual report
In his fourth annual report, Governor Rolando Zapata Bello announced three infrastructure mega-projects to be developed during this year: the expansion of the navigation channel of Port of Progreso, the extension of a railway branch to the new industrial zone in Hunucma and the construction of an air logistics center in Chichen Itza.
At the Ignacio Zaragoza elementary school, located in Itzimná, where Zapata Bello attended primary school, the state official announced that an educational training institute will be created in Yucatan. And a new training center for the state’s Public Security Secretariat will be built this year too.
“In 2017, we will build a new railway line to the new Hunucma industrial area and a new railway operations center, which will ensure that the industrial companies that are coming to Yucatan have the optimal means of transportation to carry out their activities using the railroad,” he said.
This will allow “Grupo Modelo” Industrial complex, “Empaques Universales” factory, a Food Processing Plant and logistics group Kekén Trailmex to take advantage of this new railroad line.
Besides, a new 500-hectares Industrial Center in Yucatan will favor the recruitment of new industries.
Rolando Zapata’s message was broadcasted through several social networking platforms, in addition to a local radio station and television channel.
Speaking of the logistics center at Chichen Itza International Airport, the Governor stated that this facility will allow cargo flights to land in the area, which will provide an important added value to primary products manufactured in our state, and he also said that through private investment, actions will be taken to activate this terminal for tourism and aeronautical services in the near future.
“Chichén Itzá Airport is a huge asset to the Yucatecan infrastructure, which for more than three decades has remained underutilized. With this intervention, the Airport will open a new horizon for the Yucatecan economy, especially in the east of the state, and will be a true global door to our products and services,” continued the governor.
On the other hand, he added in his speech that the new maritime terminal will be possible thanks to an agreement signed with the Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT), under a scheme of public and private participation, to dredge and provide the Port of Progreso with new depth for the navigation of larger boats.
“This will enable state enterprises to have a more competitive way to import and export their products. Increasing the depth of the Port of Progreso will increase the competitiveness of our economy, will give way to new sectors and strengthen the conditions for attracting new investments,” Zapata Bello concluded.
In addition, the governor said that the urban modernization of Avenida Colon, Avenida Cupules, Calle 60 and Calle 62 will begin next week.
The state governor emphasized that he will work for the future of the state and addressed the Yucatecans, “today I call all citizens to unite. We must remain proud of our Mayan roots, betting on culture and creativity, including all people in a more fraternal society.”