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The expansion of the Progreso Deep Sea Port will boost the state’s economy

by Yucatan Times
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The people of Yucatán, as a team with the Government headed by Mauricio Vila Dosal, have written a story of change and transformation, building and launching the infrastructure that will mark the course of development and well-being for all the families of our state in the years to come.

The modernization and expansion of the Progreso High Port, which will become one of the most important in Latin America and will open a new commercial border between Yucatán and the United States.

Yucatán will have a before and after with the modernization and expansion of the Progreso Deep Sea Port, a project that will transform the state for the next 30 years since it will bring important benefits and boost the generation of jobs in the logistics branches. and tourist.

With this work, Yucatán will increase its competitive advantages, as it will be able to receive larger commercial ships and reduce logistics costs since the platform will be expanded from 32 to 72 hectares and dredging will be carried out to reach a depth of 13 meters and the width of the access channel from 150 to 180 meters to receive larger cargo ships and cruise ships. All this through an investment of more than 3,063 million pesos.

By having a more competitive draft worldwide, this site will have the capacity to accommodate larger vessels; Currently, ships enter with loads of 36,000 to 40,000 tons, but with these improvements, it will be possible to reach 100,000.

Regarding tourism, the cruise ships that arrive now have capacity for 2,500 travelers; With the expansions, the number will increase to between 7,000 and 8,000, so the ships that arrive in Cozumel today will be able to make landfall in Progreso.

Another work that is advancing at a good pace in the state is the construction of the Progreso elevated viaduct, which will provide the Port of Progreso with efficient, intelligent, and sustainable mobility in Yucatán, by achieving the reduction of traffic, and road congestion, and car accidents.

This bypass will be 2.7 kilometers and will benefit more than 66 thousand inhabitants through an investment of more than 1,500 million pesos by making the entry and exit to this town and its high port more efficient and safe, which will contribute to reducing the deterioration of roads, excessive noise and pollution caused by the 12 thousand vehicles and 1,400 heavy cargo containers that travel through the streets daily and represent almost 7 million tons annually.

With the Progreso Bypass, the result of coordinated work between the State Government, the Federal Government and the Progreso City Council, green areas, parks for the enjoyment of families, gardens that improve the urban image, and a cycle path will be created, thus recovering the public space for people and rehabilitating an important urban area, with a friendlier environment for those who circulate through the place.

It will have 2 round-trip lanes, a boundary that will allow all cargo transportation to go from the port to the federal highway without having to pass through the municipality of Progreso. To do this, infrastructure and drinking water facilities with more than 30 years of use will be changed.

Its construction will generate 1,500 direct and 5,000 indirect jobs, it will also benefit more than 66,000 residents of the municipality and tourists and will have a 100% private investment of 1,500 million pesos.

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