“The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will begin operating special projects this month in Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Dzibilchaltún, Kulubá and Izamal”, announced Eduardo López Calzada, delegate of that institute in Yucatán.
Last year, he recalled, the state government contributed $ 17 million pesos to start special projects on the aforementioned sites.
The official said that they will try to develop this plan during the dry season, which runs from January to May, before the strong heat and the rain begin, since in these conditions the tasks are far more difficult to carry on.
“We hope to start this month with these five projects”, the official added.
As he explained, the projects are in the process of being reviewed by the National Council of Archeology, the body that will ultimatley authorize them.
“We already have the money in INAH’s central account, we just need to determine priorities and go ahead with the implementation of this plan,” he said at the presentation of architect Bernardo Sarvide Primo as the new director of the Museo Regional de Antropología Palacio Cantón.
“Whatever the economic resources for research and investigation ae, we can distribute them in the best possible way”, Lopez Calzada said.
The official pointed out that the general direction of the INAH 80-year foundation anniversary celebrations will last all year long with differnt events all over the country.
When referring to the budget cuts announced for this year, the delegate of INAH said that these measures do not necessarily affect the works and plans of the institute in the state of Yucatán.
“We hope that there will be no more reductions on the federal budget assigned to our institution,” concluded the official
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx