Aug 29th, 2012
On the heels of the victory over the La Parota Dam, Politicians of Southeast Mexico have named the new “strategic infrastructure” projects to be completed (they think at least) during 2012-2018. In a recent meeting, the first of its kind, state governors from Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán got together to discuss infrastructure “needs” in Mexico’s South East. The southeast of Mexico is the poorest region in the country and so it is important “to reach the levels of development seen in other parts of Mexico,” said Oaxaca state governor Gabino Cué.
Some of the projects discussed were:
- The Paso Ancho dam in Oaxaca
- Construction of the Oaxaca-Costa and Oaxaca-Istmo highways, and the multimodal Transístmico corridor.
- Modernization and expansion to four lanes of the Villahermosa-Ciudad del Carmen, Villahermosa-Escárcega and Villahermosa-Campeche highways in Tabasco.
- The creation of a construction fund focused on regional development in order to guarantee multi-annual funding for regional infrastructure.
The Infrastructure Commission’s president, Durango state governor Jorge Herrera, said “they will hold five regional meetings in the coming months to define which infrastructure projects the country requires”.
Be on the look out for updates on these projects that have been deemed critical and strategic for the government of Mexico to complete.