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Chetumal’s Yook’ol Kaab Planetarium to receive more than13 million in renovations

Chetumal, Q.R. — More than 13 million pesos has been earmarked for renovations of Chetumal’s Yook’ol Kaab Planetarium. After more than 12 years of abandonment, Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa announced the allocation more than 13.8 million pesos to rehabilitate the Yook’ol Kaab Planetarium.

“With resources obtained from the fight against corruption, the planetarium will be on par with the state capital, with new areas and better services,” she reported.

Lezama said the resources are the people’s money that has been rescued by fighting corruption, closing the gaps through which it leaked and ended up in the pockets of a few.

The money will be used to install new floors and walls, the enabling of a Lego Classroom, a space for Coworking, robotics workshops, a Maker Space, an open and public internet area, ramps, an elevator for people with disabilities and solar panels for the generation of electrical energy.

Governor Lezama says more than 13.8 million will be invested in the rehabilitation project. Photo: CGC January 29, 2024.

Likewise, this investment will make it possible to take advantage of wasted spaces, renew museography, guarantee accessibility for the entire population and adapt the facilities so that Chetumal residents, visitors and tourists feel comfortable and enjoy their stay.

Governor Mara Lezama pointed out that after this reconstruction there will be an optimal place dedicated to scientific dissemination, which will benefit lovers of science, the sky and the stars.

New floors and walls are part of the planned renovations. Photo: CGC January 29, 2024.

“The New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo is also a commitment to science, to its dissemination and to the rescue of the spaces we have for it,” she said.