26/09/2023 | Mérida, Yucatán.- The Gran Parque La Plancha will be ready on November 19, confirmed Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, during his speech at the Yucatán i6 Congress, an event he inaugurated this Tuesday.
Vila Dosal gave the conference Yucatan, a state with actions for a sustainable future, where he highlighted that in order to turn Yucatan into a sustainable state, strategic projects are being carried out such as the Expansion of the Port of Progreso; the International Airport of Merida; the construction of two combined cycle plants, Merida IV and Valladolid 1, as well as a plan to attract natural gas; the Mayan Train and the construction of the Great Park La Plancha.
This project represents an investment of more than 1.3 billion pesos and in its more than 22 hectares it will have a wide range of attractions and areas for healthy coexistence, such as the Gastronomic Market, the Skatepark, a museum, circular walkway, artificial lake, auditorium and amphitheater.
During his speech, Vila Dosal added that the public transportation service has also been transformed through Va y Ven, which offers less waiting times, route optimization, universal accessibility, more and better units, trained operators, is environmentally friendly and has better technological components.
He also mentioned the entry into operation of the Ie-Tram, the only one of its kind in Latin America and the first electric route in the southeast of Mexico that will connect 137 neighborhoods in 3 municipalities with other 100 existing routes; 30 Educational Centers; 2 stations of the Tren Maya; Parque de la Plancha and other 20 tourist points of the city.
“Yucatan is becoming a leading state in Nearshoring and, according to Credit Suisse, as the third state with the highest Nearshoring and attracting investment from foreign companies to Mexico, attracting 8 percent of the total,” he highlighted.
Vila Dosal specified that during his administration efforts have been made to attract large investments to Yucatan, 63 percent of which have been installed in the interior of the state.
Likewise, in order to take better advantage of nearshoring, greater impetus has been given to technologies and English language learning through the State English Agenda and the International Mobility programs; Women in ICT’s; Robotics classes and with the first Cybersecurity Careers in the entire southeast.
As part of the event, the Digital Economy Week is taking place, in which the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (CANACINTRA), together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Labor, invited businesses in the technology sector to share their experiences with their peers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to advance in topics such as AI and its practical use in SMEs, e-marketing, cybersecurity, finance with sustainable technology and automation, among others.