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Mahahual gets new Urban Development Program to promote investments, regulate land use

Mahahual, Q.R. — A councilor says the publication of the new Urban Development Program (PDU) for Mahahual will help regulate its land use for the benefit of the community after years of abandonment.

Mary Hadad Castillo, councilor president of the Urban Development Commission in the Othón Cabildo P. Blanco announced that the new regulatory instrument will allow the promotion of greater investments in the tourist destination while regulating its growth.

“It is wonderful news that it has already been published and that of course the Mahahual PDU enters into force, it will undoubtedly allow greater investments in this important town on the Mayan coast. It also promotes accelerating its development and at the same time, it will take care of and protect our ecosystems and natural resources.

“The possibilities of social, economic, orderly, sustainable and sustained development are multiplying for one of the most important tourist destinations in this municipality in the south of the state,” she said.

The Mahahual Urban Development Program will be an instrument that will empower decisions regarding land use for the benefit of the coastal community, which, for many years, was in total abandonment.

She explained that benefits of the document will include commercial and housing infrastructure for the town as well as the promotion of economic development of Mahahual, both private and public. She says the new PDU also ensures the town, which is the main social, economic and tourist center of the Mayan coast, develops as a population center with all services and opportunities for progress.

She says that another goal is to establish urban and land use rules for the more than 1,700 hectares that landed in a planning void. The first PDU for Mahahual was published in 2005, she said, stressing that only adjustments were made in 2008 and again in 2014.

So when the Local Ecological Ordinance Program (POEL) came into force in 2015, an increase in the area was established that must be planned, regulated and ordered by the Urban Development Program and which has finally entered into force as a result of its publication in the Official Diary.