· The goal set for this administration is to build 52 new highways, with a length of over 3,000 kilometers, he said.

· This year, another 19 highways will be completed, with a length of nearly one thousand kilometers, which will bring us very close to the goal for this administration, he said.

· This is how we are improving connectivity and working on the development of more infrastructure in the country, he said.

· The president inaugurated the Distributor Road at the Airport Boulevard and Toluca-Naucalpan Federal Highway junction, involving an investment of 720 million pesos.

President Enrique Peña Nieto said today that construction of 21 new highways in the country, with a length of over 1,200 kilometers and an investment of over 75 billion pesos, has been completed, making it possible to promote growth and economic and social development, in order to expand the connectivity infrastructure of our country.”

He said that the government has set a goal of building 52 new highways, with a length of over 3,000 kilometers, during this administration. "This year, another 19 new motorways will be completed, with a length of almost 1000 kilometers, which will bring us very close to the goal of completing 52 new highways,” he declared.

The president noted that, We have also been modernizing different roads that already existed but were not only in poor condition, but needed to expand their capacity.”

He explained that the modernization of 53 federal highways, with a length of over 1,900 kilometers has been completed "and we are working to meet the goal of reaching 80 federal highways, with a length of three thousand kilometers.”

· This is how we are improving connectivity and working on the development of more infrastructure in the country, he said.

· During the event, the president inaugurated the Distributor Road at the Airport Boulevard and Toluca-Naucalpan Federal Highway junction, involving an investment of 720 million pesos.

He announced that there are currently two major works in progress: the expansion of the Mexico-Toluca highway, involving an investment of over 3.7 billion pesos; and the Toluca-Mexico Intercity Train, which will be the country’s first high-speed train between two cities.

EVEN  AT TIMES OF FINANCIAL RESTRICTION, SOLUTIONS ARE BEING FOUND TO CONTINUE COMPLETING THE MAJOR LOGISTIC CONNECTIVITY WORKS REQUIRED BY THE COUNTRY: RUÍZ ESPARZA

Secretary of Communications and Transport Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said that since the beginning of this Administration,  as part of President Peña Nieto’s policy, “We assumed the challenge of finding ways to achieve results through the implementation of novel public-private investment mechanisms, which reflect the confidence of the national and international business sector in the strength of the Mexican economy, the direction its government is taking, and the planning and usefulness of public works.”

He noted that the president’s vision, “Is proving that even at times of understandable financial constraint, solutions are being found to continue building and completing the major logistic connectivity works required by the country and the State of Mexico.”

The public work inaugurated today, he said, “Reflects the ability of Mexican engineering to meet the great challenge involved in its construction.”  He reported that this achieves government commitment 258, designed to “improving connectivity between the cities of Toluca and Naucalpan, as well as industrial areas, Toluca International Airport and new residential areas.”

He said the new road will speed up traffic, with time savings of up to 45 minutes, and created nearly 3,000 jobs. These works, he said, join the system of distributors which the government, in coordination with the state government, has built during this administration, in order to ease traffic In Toluca.

PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO IS BETTING ON INFRASTRUCTURE TO BOOST COMPETITIVENESS: ERUVIEL ÁVILA VILLEGAS

Eruviel Ávila, Governor of the State of Mexico, highlighted the importance and vision of President Peña Nieto, “In betting on infrastructure, to boost the competitiveness of the country, particularly that of the State of Mexico.”

He thanked the president, “For betting on infrastructure, for bringing us works that also allow people to travel and get to school, work, and entertainment centers more quickly by wasting less time in traffic and traffic jams.”

He said that every day, companies come to invest in the State of Mexico, adding that the state’s road infrastructure is something they take into account.

He reported that a number of national and international studies have shown that a person wastes between four and five years of his life in traffic and traffic jams.

He therefore considered that through the new roads, President Enrique Peña Nieto has improved the quality of life of the inhabitants of the State of Mexico.

This type of road infrastructure undoubtedly benefits those with vehicles, but also to those without vehicles, through all the benefits and added value it creates in the entire region, he said.

DESPITE GREAT CHALLENGES, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALWAYS SERVES PEOPLE: FIRST OFFICER OF SAN PEDRO TOTOLTEPEC

Luis Alfredo Gomez Neri, First Delegate of San Pedro Totoltepec, Toluca, State of Mexico, said the federal government, “Despite the great challenges, always serves people.”

He said the Road Distributor which opens today, “Shows that when you want, you can accomplish great work.” He said the distributor connects people living in the boroughs of San Mateo Zacaticpan, San Lorenzo Tepatitlán, San Pedro Totoltepec and Los Sauces; but also will connect them with the new Toluca-Naucalpan Highway.

“This project will also significantly improve traffic leaving Mexico City and returning to the city of Toluca.” “It will be quicker and safer, but above all, appropriate for a country that is on track in the path of development and better opportunities like ours,” he said.