On Monday, June 4th, the Governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila Dosal, attended the morning briefing at the National Palace to present the progress of infrastructure projects being built in collaboration with the Federal Government to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
As the first point, Mauricio Vila presented the expansion of the Progreso High-Altitude Port to improve port connectivity, allowing for the arrival of larger vessels and cruise ships with an investment of 3.063 billion pesos.
He also mentioned the IE-TRAM project, a vehicle that will help to connect the Tren Maya stations in Teya with the city of Mérida, facilitating communication with the important municipalities of Kanasín and Umán. The first vehicles are expected to be received in December.
In terms of healthcare, the governor mentioned the restoration of the abandoned Hospital in Ticul, which has been neglected for over 10 years. It is expected to be ready by June 2024. In Progreso, there will be the construction of the General Naval Hospital with the support of the Navy Secretariat, contributing 213.7 million pesos.
The expansion of the University of Arts in Yucatan will have an investment of 280 million pesos. It is the second most requested university in the country, and due to limited space, many students were rejected. The expanded university will accommodate over 700 students by January 2024. The governor proposed changing the name from the University of Arts to Armando Manzanero University to honor one of Mexico’s greatest music icons.
Finally, the Governor of Yucatan assured that national and international companies wishing to invest in Yucatan will establish themselves within the state so that residents do not have to migrate elsewhere to find employment opportunities.