Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal conducted an inspection tour of the modernization works at the University of the Arts of Yucatan (UNAY), for which an investment of 280 million pesos is being made to cover the renovation and equipment of this school.
Accompanied by Jorge Montalvo Duarte, head of the Institute for the Development and Certification of Physical, Educational, and Electrical Infrastructure of Yucatan (Idefeey), he verified the progress of the modernization of two thousand two hundred and seventy-six square meters of what used to be the old railway station, a building constructed in 1920 and was in ruins.
The head of Idefeey pointed out that this is the second intervention carried out on this building, as the first one took place at the beginning of the current administration, during which more than 30 million pesos were invested, in addition to the necessary equipment. However, for this occasion, a total of 280 million pesos will be invested.
He added that these actions will serve to unify UNAY since it is currently divided into four campuses, which poses a problem for both teachers and students. The goal is to have all the academic programs offered in one place, so by the end of the works, there will be an integration of a theater, dance, film, and visual arts campus.
He said that the project consists of rehabilitating the building on 48th Street, which will have four practical classrooms for theater and four for dance on the ground floor, as well as a library, workspace for teachers, storage area, restrooms, and changing rooms. On the upper floor, there will be seven theoretical classrooms, computer rooms, restrooms, and an area for teachers.
He also mentioned that the building on 46th Street will have a similar number of spaces, with workshops for the film and visual arts programs. These workshops will include disciplines such as engraving, sculpture, action, audiovisual, digital and analog photography, recording studio, film editing booths, gallery, and cafeteria.
On the upper floor, there will be workshops for drawing, multimedia, painting, a library for visual arts, a computer room area, and a film library. This particular building is 18% completed, while the building on 48th Street is 14% completed. Both should be ready by November 27 and December 25, respectively.