INAH will soon begin research and investigation work in five archaeological sites within the state of Yucatán.
“The archaeological research works in Kulubá, Chichén Itzá, Izamal, Dzibilchaltún and Uxmal will begin shortly with a first budget of $ 17 million pesos ($950,000 USD)”, informed Eduardo López Calzada, delegate of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) Yucatán.
The official stressed the importance of the work to be done and clarified that the project was signed a year ago, with a budget of $ 35 million pesos to start works in five ancient Mayan cities, especially in Kulubá, so the state can have 18 archaeological sites open to the public for tourism purposes.
So far only 48.6% of the resources have been delivered, with which research and investigation works have already begun on these 5 sites.
Lopez Calzada said he is hoping that soon the state government will release the remaining $ 18 million pesos, corresponding to the Contribution Agreement between the State Government and INAH, which will allow to fulfill 100% this year’s projects.
In a statement, the delegate of INAH said that the document was signed in the previous administration, but that it is still valid, and they are sure that Mauricio Vila’s government will fulfill the commitment.
The delegate of INAH highlighted the importance of the work that will be carried out in Yucatan.
“It is a scientific-academic work, away from all kinds of colors, names and surnames,” he said.
The five projects are under strict scrutiny by the National Council of Archeology.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx