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Over 32 million spent on new harvest roads for Costa Maya producers

Costa Maya, Q.R. — Over 32 million has been invested in the construction of farm roads throughout Costa Maya. More than nine kilometers of roads are being built for area producer use during harvest seasons.

The 32.2 million pesos was spent on building roads from the David Gustavo and Río Verde communities of Bacalar, as well as San Pedro Peralta de Othón P. Blanco.

The new roads will strengthen rural infrastructure, increase the quality and performance of agricultural production as well as reduce levels of marginalization, reported Linda Saray Cobos Castro, the head of the Secretariat of Agricultural, Rural and Fisheries Development.

Cobos Castro explained the harvest roads built in the ejido regions of Bacalar and Othón P. Blanco are three kilometers in length and are nearing completion. All nine kilometers of roads are 95 percent finished and are expected to be in operation sometime next month.

She says the project is being done in coordination with her agency and the Ministry of Public Works. Once finished, 110 area producers of corn, lemon, pumpkin, as well as beekeepers and livestock farmers will be able to use the roads.