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Apiqroo announces 31 million in expansions and improvements for state docks during 2023

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) says the state will spend 31 million in projects during 2023. This year, around 31 million peso will be spent on expansions and improvements of state’s docks and terminals.

Vagner Elbiorn Vega who heads Apiqroo, announced the upcoming projects as a result of a recent meeting in Mexico City. He says the projects, which includes their managed ports, were presented to the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine in Mexico City on February 8 .

For 2023, Apiqroo seeks to increase investments in improvements. He reports in port matters during 2022, 24 projects were carried out with an investment of 18.7 million peso for major maintenance.

However, this year, 25 million peso will be spend for the expansion of the SSA México cruise terminal in Cozumel since it is estimated that 1,154 ships with approximately 3,702,032 passengers will arrive in Cozumel alone during 2023.

For the Isla Mujeres maritime terminal, Apiqroo will allocate 2.5 million peso and for structural studies to the piers concessioned to Apiqroo, a resource of 3.5 million peso will be spent, which he pointed out, adds up to just over 31 million peso.

Apiqroo also plans to qualify Holbox, Chiquilá, Xcalak and La Aguada as a port area, as well as the request for incorporation into the Apiqroo concession title for the areas of Xcalak, Holbox and Chiquilá.

He also said that the divestiture of the concession title of the area where the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) is located was requested to be assigned to the Secretary of the Navy, for the Naval Search and Rescue Station project in Chetumal.