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Southern region negotiating with Belize for construction workers

Chetumal, Q.R. — Negotiations to have Belize construction workers build in the south of Quintana Roo are well under way. Bertha Medina who heads the Hotel Association in the southern region, said they are working on visas.

During the press conference called by Entrepreneurs of Quintana Roo, Medina reported that several meetings have already taken place with the Mexican ambassador to Belize, Martha Zamarripa, who is arranging the work visas.

Medina says that construction workers are in demand in the southern region and that Belize workers are highly trained in this area. Hiring them will help fill the significant labor deficit in the south of the state.

She also added that many of the Belize workers are bilingual, which could be helpful in the Mexican tourist service sector.

Sergio León, President of Empresarios por Quintana Roo, said that meetings with the Ambassador are also intended to advance free trade agreements between Mexico and Belize, which has been under negotiation for several years.