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More than 12 million invested in terminal safety

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The general director of the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo says more than 12 million peso has been invested in maritime terminal safety for Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Puerto Juárez, Punta Sam and Chetumal.

Alicia Ricalde Magaña, director of la Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), says 12.3 million peso from its own resources has been invested to ensure the safety of those using the maritime terminals.

“One of the instructions of Governor Carlos Joaquín is to spare no resources to improve our facilities and services in order to provide confidence and security to the millions of passengers who choose the ports operated by Apiqroo and visit the tourist destinations of Quintana Roo,” she stressed.

Alicia Ricalde explained that a descent ramp 66 meters long was built at the San Miguel terminal in Cozumel, which in 2018, was used by 4.5 million passengers.

The state official added that the administration also invested more than 8 million peso in the acquisition of four detector arcs for physical and documentary verification, as well as leasing of X-ray security equipment and hiring specialized surveillance for the operation of this team.

She noted that two arches already operate at the San Miguel terminal in Cozumel and that the remaining two will be installed in Isla Mujeres.

“The San Miguel terminal is the face of Mexico, as it is one of the destinations that receives millions of international tourists,” she said.

Ricalde also explained that Apiqroo has allocated 2.5 million peso for the installation of a system of 217 high-resolution smart cameras that operate in real time at the terminals of Isla Mujeres, Puerto Juárez, Punta Sam, Puerto Morelos and Cozumel to reinforce surveillance in the facilities of these ports.

She stressed that the company’s vocation is to provide security, comfort, cleanliness and efficiency to the traveler who uses the quays of Quintana Roo, therefore, “the guard will not be lowered” in improving services.