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Fourth Cozumel dock part of government reactivation plan

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A dock in Cozumel and the construction of the Nichupté Vehicle Bridge in Cancun were two of the projects included in the economic reactivation announcement by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP).

Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP) has 39 infrastructure projects for the country. The announcement was made at the National Palace as part of the Economic Reactivation Agreement.

The first, he explained, is the Nichupté Vehicular Bridge in Cancun, which will begin construction in March of 2021, with money from the Public-Private Partnership scheme. The bridge will pass over the Nichupté lagoon to join Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard with kilometer 14.5 of Kukulcán Boulevard, and thus, according to the project, improve mobility between the hotel zone and the city.

The design, construction, equipment, operation and maintenance of the vehicular structure will have a 30-year contract, the Strategic Projects Agency stated. The Environmental Impact Statement for the bridge is in preparation and could be ready by the end of this year.

The SHCP reported that in December of this year, foundation work for a fourth cruise ship pier in Cozumel will start, even though environmental groups and Cozumel city council members expressed their discontent over the imminent construction of the fourth dock.

The work for the fourth dock will begin December 20, a project under concession by Muelles del Caribe SA de CV. Investment for the work will come in at around 511 million peso.

Currently, Cozumel has three international cruise terminals, SSA México, Puerta Maya and Punta Langosta. The government of Mexico says the fourth cruise ship dock is part of the 39 projects of the Agreement for the Economic Reactivation of the Government of Mexico.