The state goverment has invested 2 billion pesos ($112 million USD) in the construction of federal and state highways, as well as rural roads during the present administration; making Yucatán one of the states with the greatest investment in this sector nationwide.
In a sectoral meeting with the Mexican Chamber of Construction Industry (Cámaa Mexicana de la Industria de la Consturcción: CMIC), state authorities announced that out of the 227 commitments made by the current administration, 107 have been accomplished so far.
Some of these infrastructure commitments are: enlarge Periferico Sur exit to Valladolid, rehabilitation of the Izamal-Kantunil highway, as well as the stretch Merida-Progreso (specifically Kikteil-Sierra Papacal), along with 14 other projects of construction and rehabilitation of roads that are used daily by thousands of motorists.
Javier Osante Solís, General Director of the Yucatan’s Road Infrastructure Institute (Instituto de Infraestructura Carretera de Yucatán: INCAY), informed that this year they count with a budget of $498 million pesos ($28 million USD) to continue with the infrastructure works.
Some of the towns that will benefit from these resources are Mérida, Cacalchén, Calotmul, Cansahcab, Celestún, Chacsinkín, Chapab, Chemax, Chichimilá, Chumayel, Cuzamá, Dzilam Bravo, Dzitás, Espita y Halachó.
There still a long list of works to be completed: Sierra Papacal-Chuburná Puerto; Kantunil-Pisté and the Puuc Route; the Kabah turnpike and the management of Anillo Metropolitano de Merida.
Meanwhile, Jorge Montaño Michael, Director of the Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT) in Yucatan, informed that they currently have over 724 million pesos ($40 million USD) to invest in this important sector.
At the end of the meeting the Mexican Chamber of Construction Industry (CMIC) signed an agreement with the Yucatan’s Road Infrastructure Institute (INCAY) and the Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT) in order to work in collaboration in further projects to develop this year.
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