Cancun, Q.R. — The Mayor of Cancun says a recent Amparo filed against the municipality’s Urban Development Plan (PDU) 2022 of Benito Juárez does not affect Cancun projects.
On Wednesday, Mayor Ana Patricia Peralta de la Peña explained that the Amparos filed by environmentalists against the PDU are for permits in areas of mangroves and wetlands authorized by the federal government.
She clarified that the Benito Juárez City Council has no involvement in the federal matter, adding that construction for the Nichupté bridge over the lagoon is progressing. Peralta de la Peña says people need to understand that Cancun continues to grow and that development and modern infrastructure are required.
“The Nichupté lagoon bridge has been requested for many many years, so we have to support it because it is for the good of our city,” she said.
Lawyer and General Secretary of Benito Juarez, Jorge Aguilar Osorio, explained that environmental permits are the responsibility of the federation and not the municipality and that for that reason, the Amparo does not imply the suspension of the PDU.
“There would be a suspension of projects only if these issues were touched upon, but the projects authorized by us are not in those conditions,” he said.