This administration has given an unprecedented boost to the construction of communications and transport, water, energy and tourism works.
Investment in infrastructure has a positive local impact: 60% of the investment in a highway or road benefits the communities it goes through in the form of jobs, land and materials purchases and services contracted.
“Roads are ways forward, and sometimes, “The only way to bring other elements to promote the progress of various communities and society.
“That's how medical services and food supplies reach various communities. That is how education and investments trigger the development of various communities, through proper communication, which is what we in the government are promoting”: EPN
1 New Guerrero Plan-Expansion and Modernization of Mozimba-Pie de la Cuesta Highway (January 12-2016).
The New Guerrero Plan is an agreement beyond the federal government and state government designed to go beyond the reconstruction and improvement of the state, and expand its communications, hydraulic and other types of infrastructure.
Public works completed:
- More than 35 thousand rural roads rebuilt.
- 445 hydraulic works to provide drinking water, drainage and sanitation.
- The vehicle bridges of Coyuca I, in Coyuca de Benítez and Miguel Alemán, in Coyuca de Catalán, to mention just some of the most important works in this Infrastructure Plan.
- The Expansion and Modernization of the Mozimba-Pie de la Cuesta Highway.
2 “La Pigua” Distributor Road and the expansion of its boulevard in Tabasco (January 28-2016).
The two works are particularly important because they improve traffic in Villahermosa and at the same time improve connectivity between the Mexican south-east and the rest of the country.
- With an investment of $1.026 billion pesos, these works benefit more than 650,000 people in Tabasco.
- In addition to connecting the municipalities of Central and Centla, they will boost the region’s tourism and industrial, commercial and agricultural development.
- 1,200 direct jobs were created during their construction.
3 Inauguration of Guadalupe-Tornillo Border Checkpoint and La Ribereña Junction (February 4, 2016).
This infrastructure work enhances bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States: the two countries are linked by a border of over 3,100 kilometers; with 10 border states and 14 million inhabitants.
- It extends for 215 meters along the Rio Grande, which will enable it to serve approximately 60,000 pedestrians and over 2,400 vehicles a day.
- Construction of the La Ribereña Junction, with four lanes and a length of 186 meters, will link Federal Highway Mex-2 and the new border checkpoint.
- It will include internal roads for light vehicles and buses, with purpose-built areas for receiving, storing and transferring goods between the two sides of the border areas.
4 Expansion and renovation of Terminal 3 at Cancún International Airport (March 14-2016).
This expansion may enable Cancún International Airport, the country’s second largest and the one with the highest number of operations in the country to reach the same operating level as Mexico City Airport.
- The $1.026 billion peso investment will allow users to enjoy more spacious, comfortable and functional facilities.
- the capacity of the terminal will be increased by 66%, from 6 to 10 million passengers per year (7,000 passengers per hour).
- This terminal will handle most of the international operations of North American and European airlines.
- Cancún International Airport as a whole will serve 23 million passengers a year, 64% more than in 2012.
5 Modernization of Baja California Roads (May 9-2016)
In 2012, the government made a commitment to improve road infrastructure in the Tijuana-Tecate-Rosarito metropolitan area.
The aim is to improve internal roads, the veins and arteries that run through communities.
- 100 km of roads were modernized.
- Maintenance work was carried out on the four lanes comprising the Tijuana-Tecate route.
- improvements were made to the Tijuana-Ensenada highway, which goes through the center of Rosarito.
- Conservation work performed on Juárez Avenue and University Avenue and on the Mexicali-Tecate highway, where a third lane was built.
- These works entailed an investment of over $617 million pesos, benefiting more than 1,750,000 inhabitants of the border region.
6 Hazesa de Manzanillo Multipurpose Terminal and Pez Vela-Jalipan Road in Colima. (June 1-2016).
Both infrastructure works were completed as a result of the efforts of the public and private sectors.
- They have strengthened the country's competitiveness and continue to promote the generation of better quality jobs for Mexicans.
- Operating capacity has risen from 279 million tons in 2012 to 370 million today.
- The goal is to exceed 500 million tons by the end of the current administration.
- By the end of this administration, these projects will have involved public and private investment of over $62 billion pesos.
7 Ciudad Valles-Tamuín Highway, San Luis Potosí (July 6-2016)
The highway, which required an investment of over three billion pesos, enhances the country’s connectivity as well as contributing to progress for the people of this region.
- It benefits more than 378,000 inhabitants in the municipalities of Ciudad Valles, Tamuín and Ébano.
- It prevents vehicles and cargo transport from using urban roads through Ciudad Valles and Tamuin, thereby increasing road safety.
- The travelling time of 2,200 vehicles that use the road daily will be reduced from one hour and five minutes to just 25.
- It promotes industrial activity in the north of the country.
8 Cuitzeo-Pátzcuaro Macro-Bypass Highway in Morelia, Michoacán. (October 20-2016).
It connects Cuitzeo and Pátzcuaro and is a macro bypass for Morelia.
- It will enable those passing through this area to avoid entering the city of Morelia on their journey through the region.
- It will reduce traffic congestion in the capital of Michoacán and its conurbation.
- It will allow traffic to flow much faster and more safely, and make us more productive.
- The goods traded, and all the industrial production generated in this area will also be able to be transported from one place to another much more quickly and efficiently.
- More productive investment and more jobs will be generated.