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Isla Mujeres mayor says despite agreement, Aguakan revocation process will continue

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Although city council members have met with Augakan, the mayor of Isla Mujeres says the process of revocation will continue until the company meets all continental zone requirements.

Municipality mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis says that even though an agreement was reached for Aguakan to solve the problems generated by work in the area of Punta Sur, the process of revocation will not stop until the company also meets the required investment on the continental zone.

The municipality’s claim toward the concessionaire of the potable water service arose a few weeks ago due to work in the area on the southern tip, which was delayed until December, the island’s tourist high season.

According to the signed minutes, it was agreed to suspend the work and close the street to avoid affecting tourism in December, then to reopen it in January and conclude the work in March.

“We expect to receive 25,000 tourists daily. Punta Sur is a great attraction of ours and this work generated difficulty,” noted Carrillo Soberanis.

The mayor of Isla Mujeres said that the decision to revoke the concession was made November 30, with the company being notified of this legal action on December 2.

“Aguakan appeared before the Cabildo and made a proposal, which the city council considered to be viable,” he said.

Despite the agreement reached, Carrillo Soberanis clarified that they will not reverse the revocation process as long as the company does not comply with the agreement, not only with this work in the insular zone, but also in the investment that the continental zone should receive.

The ideal amount of investment for that part of the municipality is 700 million peso for the infrastructure of drinking water from the catchment area in the boundaries with Lázaro Cárdenas, to the populated areas.

According to the mayor, in the insular zone there is 100 percent coverage in drinking water and that the work in Punta Sur “took a long time”, noting it provides 95 percent drainage coverage, but in the Continental Zone “there is nothing. There will be in time, but right now, there is nothing.”