According to the municipal government of Benito Juárez (Cancún), in Quintana Roo, the Secretariat of the Navy is requesting the first 23.8 million pesos for the removal of sargassum in shallow waters off the coast of Cancun.
The mayor of Benito Juárez, María Elena Lezama Espinosa, explained that the petition was made during the meeting held last week, with members of the Secretaría Armada de México: SEMAR, however, the municipality expects the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) to authorize the funding sources that can be used by the local authority, and assigned to SEMAR.
The official added that the Mexican Navy and the municipal government analyze other alternatives to contain the massive arrival of macroalgae, in the remainder of the summer holiday season, while the sargasso collecting boats built by the Navy arrive at the coasts of Quintana Roo.
The mayor of Cancun said that the measures for the removal of the sargassum are urgent when stating that in recent days hundreds of thousands of tons of sargasso have arrived to the coasts of Quintana Roo.
Meanwhile, the local government will hold meetings with the Secretariat of the Navy to coordinate cleaning actions.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom