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Work suspended on central Playa del Carmen hotel

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A seaside hotel in central Playa del Carmen has had its construction project suspended after allegations of sea pollution.

La Dirección de Medio Ambiente y Cambio Climático de Solidaridad placed closure seals around the beach construction project after a report of them tossing cement into the sea. They were also reported for the placement of stones on El Recodo public beach.

The seal of closure was imposed on the construction area of the Panama Jack resort located along the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone in central Playa del Carmen for illegally clearing plants. The report does state that the hotel has an approved Environmental Impact Manifestation by Semarnat and a building permit issued during the administration of Cristina Torres.

According to Panama Jack construction workers, they were in the process of building a palapa for guests, since in 2016, a similar hotel structure was destroyed by area erosion.