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Holbox and Chiquilá without electricity and water for three days

by Magali Alvarez
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Due to the work being carried out by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) on the installation of the submarine line and fiber optics on the island of Holbox, the families of the port of Chiquilá were notified that electric power services will be suspended for three days.

The mayor of the port of Chiquilá, Joel Pino Álvarez, informed that the suspension is scheduled for eight o’clock in the morning and services should be restored at four o’clock in the afternoon, starting yesterday until Friday.

He acknowledged that it greatly affects businesses and tourist cooperatives dedicated to the preservation of flake products.

The CFE only asked to take the corresponding measures, because the drinking water service will also be suspended because the motors work with electric energy.

On one occasion, the families made the decision to block CFE personnel units as a form of pressure to provide them with the services that are of vital importance because it is high season and the crossing point for tourists heading to the island of Holbox.

Voltage change of Holbox’s underwater cabling

Alejandro Cañedo Cantú, president of the Holbox Island Hotel Association, described as positive a meeting held with senior officials of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), where the project of integral maintenance and change of voltage of the underwater wiring was discussed.

The meeting was held at the “Holcar” Taxi Drivers Union, where hoteliers and businessmen of the island attended, and there they approved the voltage change project. On March 27 and 28, electricity services will be suspended.

He explained that on March 27, half of the island of Holbox will not have electricity service and on March 28 the other half, all with the purpose of not affecting tourist occupation, although he said that they will take the corresponding measures.

He revealed that from 2.4 to 13.2 kilowatts, which will have greater capacity to avoid the constant blackouts that occur during the high season, affecting the tourism that comes to enjoy the natural beauties.

The meeting was attended by José Luis Verde, superintendent of the Tizimín area of the Federal Electricity Commission, personnel from CAPA and the state Tourism Ministry.

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