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Governor announces more than $7 billion in state investments during IV Government Report

Chetumal, Q.R. — The Maya train, the extension of the Cancún-Playa del Carmen highway and the bridge over the Nichupté lagoon were only some of the investment projects pointed out by Governor Carlos Joaquín González during his address Tuesday night.

During his IV Government Report, he stressed that during this stage of recovery from the ravages of COVID-19, it is necessary to integrate the people of Quintana Roo and eliminate existing gaps.

For investments, he listed the Maya train, the extension of the Cancun-Playa del Carmen highway, the start of the great mobility project of Cancun, the construction of the bridge over the Nichupté lagoon, the Central de Abasto de Chetumal and the industrial park in the state capital.

Joaquin González also noted the construction of the first electric power generating plant in the state is firm, which will be able to generate up to 731 megawatts to meet the growth in demand for electric service and provide greater reliability in the Peninsular Electric System.

He spoke of the construction of the Cuxtal II gas pipeline that will connect Quintana Roo with the national gas pipeline system, which will have the capacity to transport up to 240 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

He stressed that there are new commercial and hotel projects in the south of the state and the expansion of the water and sanitary network and rainwater drainage in the 11 municipalities.

During his address, the governor reported that the state is already recovering in terms of tourism and that “we hope to close this year by receiving more than 10 million tourists and recovering 70 percent of the jobs in the sector, with a foreign exchange capture of more than $7.5 billion dollars,” he announced.

Carlos Joaquín asserted that COVID-19 has changed the way in which we interact, but we are already moving forward together to “build our new reality without risks.”