Tulum, Q.R. — Governor Mara Lezama says her government is looking at the possibility of constructing an artisan market in Tulum. It would be built in the archaeological zone.
Lezama said during a recent Mexico City meeting with the undersecretary of the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) Daniel Octavio Fajardo Ortiz, the topic came up.
Lezama says there is a need to create a Tourist Craft Services Center in the archaeological zone of Tulum so that the artisans who manufacture leather, wood, hammock weaving, clothing, pyrography, etc., have a direct space in view of national and international tourism for its commercialization.
She reported that the project need is part of actions that add to the investments of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador with the Mayan Train which will reduce inequalities, marginalization and poverty.
She reported that during the Wednesday meeting, they also analyzed the South Southeast Territorial Planning Program, the funding of the investment of the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement program and mobility issues and orderly growth.
During the meeting with Sedatu, funding of the investment of the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement program was detailed, which will have an investment of 71 million pesos for the construction of streets and public spaces in eight communities of the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
Within this framework, she proposed to Sedatu to expand the investment of the project to include an extension of 21 hectares with the concept of a recreational park, with gardens, fountains, bike paths and spaces for family fun.
“We want a charro canvas and a couples race track to be considered in the fairgrounds project as an act of social justice,” she said.
Lezama did not say if the Tourist Craft Services Center of the archaeological zone of Tulum was approved or when construction of the artisan market might start.