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Dredging of Zaragoza Canal to begin, detonating southern economy

Chetumal, Q.R. — As part of the strategic work to detonate the economy of the southern zone of Quintana Roo, state Governor Carlos Joaquin will start the of dredging project of the Zaragoza Canal.

At the mouth of the canal where the Naval Military Station is located, Governor Carlos Joaquín and military authorities will begin the project to access Chetumal Bay through the expansion and maintenance of the Zaragoza Canal.

The work will consist of dredging that will increase the canal dept to three meters and the extension of 4.8 kilometers into the Chetumal Bay to obtain a sea passage with a total length of 6.3 kilometers. The government says that once complete, the channel will connect the state capital with Xcalak.

The project is being carried out in coordination with the Ministry of the Navy and state agencies including the Ministry of Environment (SEMA), Ministry of Finance and Planning (SEFIPLAN) and the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo.

For Governor Carlos Joaquín, the opening of the Zaragoza Canal is a strategic action to recover a waterway to Chetumal Bay and promote the creation of more and better opportunities for development for the southern zone of Quintana Roo.

“This project will allow new navigation routes that reinforce our commercial and tourist ties with Belize and all of Central America,” said Carlos Joaquín.