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Refurbishment work authorized for Merida’s Historic Center

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The City Council will establish a permanent work group to organize and to guarantee the realization of refurbishment works in Merida’s Historic Center, to keep it clean and beautiful….

MERIDA — On Thursday Aug. 17, the list of CFE, Japay, Telmex and cable companies infrastructure located in the public thoroughfare of the first nine blocks of the Historic Center will be completed. That area is delimited between 59th, 65th, 58th and 64th streets, reported César Bojórquez Zapata, general coordinator of Urban Planning.

With this information, he added, the work table that was installed due to the Permanent Maintenance Program of the Historic Center will be reactivated, which will be defined for each dependency and dates of compliance will be established.

Construction Works in Downtown Merida (Photo: Archive)

The official recalled that last October, Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal launched the Permanent Maintenance Program of the Historic Center, which in a first stage maintained sidewalks, garages and streets of hydraulic concrete with an investment of 500,000 pesos.

In addition, repaving works were included with an additional investment of 1.9 million pesos.

The program includes working along with Japay, CFE and Telmex, which have a large part of their urban infrastructure in the Historic Center.

Also other institutions are collaborating with the program, as the Patronato del Centro Histórico, the INAH, the local Chamber of Commerce, the State Transport Directorate and the Strategic Plan of Mérida.

The program also includes constant attention to sidewalks and parks, cleaning the Plaza Grande and other spaces twice a week, and also keeping clean bus stands and the vicinity of the markets.

In the first working table, realized in September 2016, the dependencies and groupings mentioned have participated.

Among other matters, the Japay was asked to deal in a maximum of 24 hours with defects in the drinking water supply, and the CFE was asked to arrange in the same time period flaws and wiring in the whole area.

The same deadline was proposed for Telmex to deal with defects in telephone booths, cabling or registers. It was indicated that the Strategic Plan corresponds to carry out promotional campaigns for the care of the Historic Center, to the Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the garbage collection schedules are respected and the usage of garbage containers by the merchants to put their disposals.

The tourism enterprises were asked to support the city council in cleaning facades of hotels and restaurants, as well as avoiding visual and auditory pollution, among others.

Bojórquez Zapata recalled that for the success of the program it is necessary that the citizens participate in reporting damages through Ayuntatel (924-40-00), as well as the application Mérida Móvil or calling at 070.

He also noted that the permanent improvement program was added to the Facade Rescue Plan, in which the City Council invested $10 million pesos of its own resources and included the improvement of 89 properties in the Historic Center.

César Bojórquez emphasized that with the Permanent Maintenance Program and the other works carried out, they seek to make the Historic Center more and more safe, functional, attractive, clean and beautiful.

Source: yucatan.com.mx/merida

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