Yucatecan entrepreneurs will form a common front to support the continuation of SEZ

Remote Terminal of Progreso's Port (Photo: Google)

Local businessmen declared that the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Progreso must not disappear, since that project would trigger the local economy, the technological vocation among young generations, and the creation of high profile, well paid jobs for the people of Yucatán.

Therefore, industrial and business organizations will come together along with the State Government, to put pressure on the Federation, in order to promote and allow the development of this strategic plan with a different format to the one that was proposed in the initial project.

The president of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Canacintra), Alberto Abraham Xacur, said that the business sector joined the initiative of the State Government to request the Federation to complete the SEZ of Progreso, as it is a proposal that will help to boost a specialized industry in our state, in order to attract investment in technology.

“This federal initiative was canceled in other states because there were people who pretended to buy land re-sell at a higher price and then sell and sold at very high amounts, but that is not the case in Yucatan,” Abraham Xacur said.

He indicated that the Progreso EEZ is conceived as a complex for artificial intelligence research companies, which would install their laboratories to develop technologic innovations for the 4.0 industry.

The SEZ would attract around 500 high-end, long-term companies, with an investment of 3.1 billion dollars and a generation of more than 33 thousand jobs, mainly engineers and technicians in mechatronics, electronics and information technologies, as well as programmers.

The national president of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF), Fernando López Macari, pointed out that the Progreso SEZ should not disappear, as it is undoubtedly a project that could trigger the Yucatecan economy in a significant way.

The business leader recalled that this plan has as a productive vocation for the creation of information technologies relaated projects, which will help the development of the region.

“It is a project with a huge potential, and if the federal administration wants to abandon the initiative, the State Government must do whatever necessary to make it happen, because it is a key project for the development of the business sector in the Yucatán Peninsula, ” López Macari said.

The national president of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives added that even if the AMLO administration seeks to erase the SEZs at national level, the Yucatan State Government needs to make this project a reality, and attract investors with appealing incentives.

“The port of Progreso should be turned into a commercial and touristic powerhouse. Do not forget that Yucatán is the safest state in the country to live, visit or do business. The Special Economic Zone must not disappear, “he concluded.

TYT NEwsroom with information from: SIPSE



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