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Quintana Roo waves flag for official start to Cancun summer vacation

Riviera Maya, Q. R. — The official start of summer vacation has begun in the state of Quintana Roo. With the end of the school year, Governor Mara Lezama waved the flag initiating the start of the Summer 2023 Vacation Security operation.

A start of summer vacation ceremony was held at Cancun’s Malecón Tajamar Friday. Lezama said state reservations show a 4.4 percent increase in tourists compared to last year.

For this reason, strategies and programs that safeguard the integrity and property of both residents and those who visit are important. Lezama announced that 24/7 surveillance will be inforced around busy areas of the state such as beaches, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, shopping malls and parks where permanent tours will be made.

“Of course we will also monitor public transport units, terminals, docks, airports and highways that register high concentrations of people and vehicles. Even our health services are coordinated with organizations such as the Red Cross, Civil Protection and hospitals to guarantee timely attention in case of incidents that put their health or life at risk,” added the Governor.

The Secretary of Citizen Security, Navy Captain Julio César Gómez Torres, highlighted the coordinated work with the dependencies of federal, state and municipal institutions.

“Holidays are moments of rest and enjoyment and with the operation, we will work to create an environment for each visitor to enjoy the best that Quintana Roo has to offer,” he said.

Through the Summer 2023 Vacation Security operation, more than 900 elements of the State Protection Coordination (Coeproc) and the municipalities, join the Summer 2023 Vacation Security operation, reported the head of the Coeproc, Guillermo Núñez Leal.

“We follow the instructions of Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa which is to maintain the safeguard of our citizens and those who visit us, supervising beaches, shopping centers, tourist centers, lagoons and cenotes and deploying a coordinated operation with Civil Protection of the 11 municipalities with approximately 900 elements and 150 vehicles,” he said.

He also pointed out that the state has installed posters and canvases in busy areas to continually inform people of any tropical disturbances since it is hurricane season. Part of that campaign also includes heat warnings due to the ongoing high temperatures felt around the state.