Merida, UC, May 16, 2023. – Governor Mauricio Villa Dosal announced today that after a meeting with the Interior Secretary, Adán Augusto López Hernández, and local representatives, it was concluded that both the federal and state governments are together and committed. For the expansion of the port of Altura de Progreso.
He pointed out that the project requires an investment of three thousand 063 million pesos and to execute it, both the federation and the state government are exploring its financing options, especially since both he and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador I know The importance of this work for Yucatan and the Southeast.
He indicated that the works should last 12 months and that both the federal and state governments have 16 months left in government, which is why next week they should announce how they will get the resources to do the work and thus their Front can be completed. Both the administrations have ended or there is progress of more than 80 percent.
The President noted that any form of funding to execute the work is being analyzed, ranging from a private initiative providing resources or a project being financed with state and federal contributions, especially since it A job that pays for itself over time. 10 years and leaves earnings in the second period of 10 years.
He indicated that the expansion is necessary not only for the future of the unit, but also for the South East region. “As you know, today the Port is the main entry and exit point for the products we consume in Yucatan and we are experiencing the nearshoring phase that is experienced around the world, but the port infrastructure is obsolete. ”
He pointed out that the port infrastructure is no longer commensurate with the development requirements of the state, as it currently receives 40,000 tonnes of ships when other ports in the country receive 100,000 tonnes of shipping companies, which makes moving products more than other ports. makes it expensive. in Mexico.
“What comes to port today will stop arriving under current conditions (if they continue) because big shipping companies are phasing out smaller vessels for bigger ones to make costs more efficient and if we have What will happen if we do not have the infrastructure to receive the ships is that we are going to be deprived of great opportunities”, said Vila Dosal.
He added that having the more competitive Port of Haight makes the state more attractive to more companies coming to Yucatán, especially because of the connectivity that the Maya train will generate, combined with the highways. “What we are looking for is more depth so that more ships can come and create a platform of 40 hectares in the sea.”
“We are looking for more depth so that more ships can come and create a platform of 40 hectares in the sea. Today, what is known as Isla Cervera has 32 hectares and once they are completed , then they are given rents and these rents stay in Yucatán, with which they can be used in health, security and education”, he said.