I was on the road last week two days, and worked two days, so I got a little behind on the blog. Here is the latest news from around Costa Maya. I have translated from Spanish to English. Also construction was started on the water park while I was in Mahahual. More later.
Increase in cruise tourism in 2014 QRoo
The governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge said that this year will increase in the entity arrival of cruise tourism. Opening in Cancun XX Annual Meeting of Shipping Agents, the president recalled that his state has a tourist vocation which highlights the port activity, to have major cruise ports in the country. He said that Cozumel will this year growth of 28 percent in cruise ship arrivals, while in Mahahual be 10 per cent, which will mean 4.1 million cruise passengers in 2014 at the end of Quintana Roo “Cancun is the first tourist destination of Mexico and Latin America, along with the Riviera Maya forms a core of more than 74 thousand hotel rooms, “said the state governor. For his part, the CEO of Merchant Marine of the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine of the SCT, Pedro Pablo Zepeda Bermudez said the merchant navy has historically high productivity, competitiveness and economy of nations and that is the case of Mexico, whose current and future promising development require improved port infrastructure rail, road and. “Mexico is a global example by having the main shipping routes,” he added. In turn, the mayor of Benito Juarez, Paul Carrillo, said that Cancun, thanks to the support and vision of Enrique Peña Nieto and Roberto Borge Angulo, is a key part in transforming the country. During the meeting, which lasted two days, the impact of structural reforms of President Enrique Peña Nieto in foreign trade will be analyzed. (razon.com.mx)
Malecon Third Stage
The boardwalk project includes improving intersections, horizontal and vertical signage, landscaping, street furniture, street lighting, sidewalks and fittings and pedestrian walkway.
The Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry) will allocate 20 million for the work, which will end before the end of this year.
“These works will stay comfortable as tourism, estimated at 400 thousand visitors arriving via cruise ship and you will find a modern Mahahual, at the height of their recreational needs,” said Governor Roberto Borge Angulo.
The president stressed that Mahahual is among the most important Caribbean cruise routes and receives an average of eight vessels each month. In this place also reaches national and international tourism road.
“The benefits to this third stage of the Malecon in Mahahual will be reflected directly to service providers; whom it will offer better conditions for the destination, with a pedestrian pathway in which tourism travels in comfort and safety, “he said.
Meanwhile, Raul Andrade Angulo, Undersecretary of Planning and Development of the State Secretary of Tourism, said that the third stage of Mahahual Malecon bring greater dynamism to the cruise port, while providing the best conditions of stay for domestic tourism and international visiting this resort.
Benefit people of Costa Maya with new landfill
The intermunicipal landfill Bacalar-Othon P. Blanco benefit, by the Havana municipality inhabitants of Xcalak Costa Maya, and surrounding areas. The dump will be located in an area of five hectares, near the ejido coffee plantation. In recent days, the state government announced the construction of the landfill, which apply to an investment of 9.8 million dollars for the first stage. The work will consist of a cell residues 80 80 meters, with a leachate lagoon 40 30, at a depth of 1.5 meters, covered with a geotextile layer to protect a geomembrane 1.5 mm thick. They also plotted and constructed roadways internal crown with a width of eight meters and a thickness of 20 centimeters based bank compacted material; a booth for the control and monitoring will be built three by four meters and wells to monitor groundwater waters will be drilled. In this regard, the mayor said the project will benefit the people of Mahahual and Xcalak, which generate 10 tons of garbage a month: “With this, the problem of garbage and Mahahual Bacalar be resolved. In addition, it seeks to avoid affecting the water table, because we do not want beach pollution enjoyed by tourists, “he said. Meanwhile, the lord president of the Commission of Urban Development and Transport in Othon P. Blanco, Verónica Gómez Aguilando, agreed ecological importance and said it will ensure that there is no impairment of the water table. The municipality does not provide resources, all investment will be made with the Federal Government, said the mayor. The life of open dumps is a maximum of 5 years, although some are expanded over and over again, which endangers the groundwater and the viability of the tourist attractions of the region. Paloma Wong, Harold Alcocer (sipse.com)