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Public works says Cancun’s C-5 security centre six months behind schedule

Cancun, Q.R. — The department of Pubic Works says that the new C-5 centre being constructed in Cancun is suffering a six-month delivery delay.

The new security centre, which was supposed to be up and running this year, is now scheduled for April 2020. William Conrado Alarcón, the State Secretary of Public Works, says the much needed command centre will be delivered in April at the latest, acknowledging that it will be six months late.

“We have to finish it by April 2020. We cannot spend another day in building. We are working with public security so that areas are connected and they can move forward and not wait,” he said.

He reiterated that, despite the delay of six months, it will be during the first quarter of 2020 when the construction of the Control, Command, Communication, Computing and Quality Center (C-5) facilities in the city of Cancun is complete.

Conrado Alarcón commented that the first allocation of 105 million is being utilized and a second injection of 50 million peso is expected for its completion.

“We have about six months of delay in construction, but in the end, the building will progress very fast because the structure is made of steel. We are not casting through concrete columns,” he said.

Once complete, the C-5 will be the command centre to all security, including police, emergency and civil protection as well as logistical support for Emergency 911 and the anonymous 089 complaint number.