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New drainage and submarine electric lines part of planned projects for Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — Government officials are planning on new drainage and electric lines for the municipality of Cozumel. Over the weekend, Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa announced what she has called “historic projects”.

She said that in coordination with the Government of Mexico, the municipality of Cozumel will have historical projects on priority citizen issues such as drainage on Rafael Melgar Avenue and the installation of new submarine cables.

When meeting with Cozumel Mayor Juanita Alonso Marrufo, they discussed the request to invest in drainage and the renovation of Rafael Melgar Avenue in the first square of Cozumel, an area that has not been updated for more than 40 years.

“A priority issue that neighbors have requested is the drainage on Rafael Melgar Avenue, so today, putting the interests of the people first, we will carry them out to care for the environment to generate well-being for the islanders,” explained Mara Lezama.

According to CAPA, the projects will begin toward the end of February when they will start the replacement of the wastewater collector for Rafael E. Melgar Avenue with an investment of around 60 million peso.

CAPA says that a section of the collector collapsed due to its age, which ends up overflowing during heavy rains and busy tourist seasons due to demand on the system. At the end of February, they will start the replacement project, which will include 1.7 kilometers of new pipe.

Lezama said she also negotiated the installation of new submarine cables to improve the electricity services of the population with with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), but did not provide a start time or cost for that project.