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AMLO highlights Mexico’s ongoing mega-projects for this year and next

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has reaffirmed his commitment to complete the General Felipe Ángeles International Airport and the Dos Bocas Refinery this year.

During a New Year press conference, AMLO stressed that his government is committed to completing these two projects. Regarding the new Santa Lucía airport, the president said that it is a great project being carried out in a short amount of time, but with quality.

He said that the Santa Lucia Airport in the State of Mexico will be an investment of 75 billion peso from the public budget. It is currently 78 percent complete, he said, with an anticipated inauguration date of March 21, adding that crews continue to work 24-hours a day.

Regarding the Dos Bocas Refinery in Paraíso, Tabasco, he said that the refinery will contribute to processing 340,000 barrels of crude oil per day that is extracted in the southeast of the country.

“This will mean that we are no longer going to buy gasoline and diesel from abroad. We will be self-sufficient. It also means that we are no longer going to sell crude oil. We are going to extract only what is necessary to supply internal consumption,” he remarked.

AMLO also announced that in 2023, the Project of the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the Maya Train, the Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train, the Santamaría Dam, the Nayarit irrigation channels and those corresponding to the Picachos Dam, will also all be completed.