Mayor Alejandro Ruz Castro meets with restaurateurs from the municipalities of Izamal, Umán and Progreso to show them the benefits of the Gastronomic and Tourist Corridor on 47th Street.
Mérida, Yucatán, December 6, 2023.- Mayor Alejandro Ruz Castro led a meeting with businessmen from the restaurant sector in the interior of the state, with whom he shared municipal actions and programs that have contributed to positioning the Yucatecan capital as a “Creative Gastronomic City ” recognized by UNESCO.
Accompanied by Claudia González Góngora, president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Foods Industry (CANIRAC) Yucatán Delegation, and José Collado Soberanis, director of Municipal Public Services, Ruz Castro took a tour with restaurant businessmen from the municipalities of Umán, Izamal, Progreso and Mérida through the Gastronomic and Tourist Corridor of 47th Street, to show them the benefits of this project inaugurated in November by the licensed mayor Renán Barrera Concha.
“This type of project, which today is shared with the municipalities in the interior of the State, allows us to continue promoting and supporting local development through gastronomic promotion, considered a great attraction of Yucatán,” he mentioned.
The Municipal President greeted the workers of the Municipal Public Services crews, who were carrying out cleaning work on public roads and maintaining the flower pots in this corridor where 15 restaurants currently operate, which generate a significant number of jobs. and contribute to the economic reactivation of this neighborhood in the Historic Center.
Likewise, he recalled that the intervention of this section arose from the need to provide greater economic and social reactivation in this sector of the city center. To achieve this, he added, a process of citizen participation was carried out that made it possible to listen to the needs of the neighbors and the private initiative in the area through work tables, among other consultation mechanisms.
“This gastronomic corridor is called to consolidate itself as an economic and tourist trigger for Mérida through the reorganization of public space with sustainable and cutting-edge criteria,” he said.
In her speech, Claudia González Góngora, president of Mérida´s CANIRAC, recognized the effort and willingness of the City Council to listen to citizens’ requests and implement projects of this type that detonate the local economy and at the same time reactivate social and tourist life in the different areas of the city.
“Here you could see how the connection and efforts between the private initiative and the City Council of Mérida managed to turn what was a passing street years ago into a gastronomic corridor, which today is something iconic in our city. It is something that continues to strengthen us as a tourist and gastronomic destination,” Claudia Góngora said.
The businesswoman added that when there is a good synergy between government authorities, private initiatives, and society, projects such as the Tourist and Gastronomic Corridor of 47th Street and 60th Street arise, which together with the Great Park of La Plancha will be a strong attraction to attract more visitors, both local and foreign, which will leave a greater economic benefit for the city.