President Enrique Peña Nieto declared on Monday April 20th that Congress will soon introduce a bill for the creation of an integral system to combat corruption, reiterating his administration’s commitment to generate better conditions for industry growth in Mexico.
Speaking during the 71st General Assembly of the Chamber of Transformation Industry (Caintra) in Monterrey, Nuevo León, the president said that his administration has the conviction to increase industry.
Peña Nieto was joined by Economic Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and Labor Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida.
It is essential to approve the anti-corruption system as soon as possible and for Congress to arrive at the necessary agreements to put it into action to benefit the country, he said.
During his tour through Monterrey, capital city of the state of Nuevo Leon, Peña Nieto rejected the idea that the best industry policy is no industry policy. Instead, authorities should offer their support, with the goal to generate better conditions for development and growth, he said.
Government policies should be written to increase productivity and strengthen competitiveness in the markets, the president said.
During the first two years of his presidency, the administration worked to pass structural reforms which are already creating better conditions for growth, Peña Nieto said.
As an example, the president pointed to the cost of electricity for industrial companies, which have seen a decrease between 17 and 23 percent, compared to the same period last year, according to the data from April.
The National Infrastructure Program also created important opportunities for industry, he said. The plan includes 740 infrastructure projects around the country, including 63 billion pesos ($4 billion) in direct investment for the state of Nuevo León.
The government is conscious of the fact that authorities do not directly correspond to creating prosperous industry, but rather with creating the conditions for businesses to grow, Peña Nieto said.
Structural reforms are not ends in and of themselves, but a way for Mexicans to have a better quality of life, he said.
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