Villarreal, Secretary of Economy, participated in Villahermosa, Tabasco, in the
installation of the State Council of Energy. He also opened the flour plant
"Maximasa" in the city of Campeche and held a meeting with local
businessmen. The Head of economy was accompanied by Arturo Núñez Jiménez,
Governor of Tabasco, and Fernando Ortega Bernés, Governor of Campeche.
protest to the State Council for Energy, Guajardo Villarreal said that with
this, the project of the National Energy Reform, led by President Enrique Peña
Nieto, is formalized.
The Secretary of
Economy pointed out that the Energy Reform opens the field of investment that
is vital for the state of Tabasco and also opens the door to the
competitiveness of the Mexican economy.
He explained that
the Secretariat of Economy (SE) has the responsibility of promoting the
productive value chains. And in that sense, he said that the entry into the
energy sector is, simply, to capture what is the responsibility of the sector
He emphasized the
partnership between the organizations and agencies with a very clear vision,
setting priorities and defining the path forward.
For his part, the
Governor Arturo Núñez Jiménez said that with this Council, the work of the
quadruple helix that will coordinate the public, private and social sector, and
the institutions of higher education to make their mark on all issues involving
benefits of the Energy reform will be promoted.
expressed the interest of the state administration to boost the energy sector
from the design of coordinated and well-planned policies, with attention to the
sustainability and the promotion of the environmental protection.
He stressed that
the Government of Tabasco has worked with the Secretariat of Economy since the
beginning of this administration, and he mentioned that they have received
several visits to the state from agency officials. He said that now all efforts
must be only coordinated and "link them to this new opportunity that the
Energy Reform provides to a hydrocarbon producing area par excellence as
stressed that "Tabasco is challenged to seize the opportunities of the
Energy Reform and those who we integrate this State Council, have full
awareness of its importance".
This event was
attended by the Government of Tabasco, the Secretary of Economic Development
and Tourism, David Gustavo Rodríguez Rosario; the Secretary of Energy, Natural
Resources and Environmental Protection, Claudia Zenteno Ruiz; Pthe resident of
the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic in Tabasco (COPARMEX, by
its initials in Spanish), Héctor Dagdug Rangel; and the Rector of the
Polytechnic University of the Gulf of Mexico (UPGM, in Spanish), Eddy
Arquímedes García Alcocer.
Later, in the city
of Campeche, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and the
Governor Fernando Ortega Bernés inaugurated the company "Maximasa"
which had an investment of over 170 million pesos and will generate about 400
direct and indirect jobs.
Guajardo Villarreal said that the federal government is willing to inject
resources to such projects because "the livelihood of the Mexican families
is in the corn, is in the tortilla is in the food. This product is essential in
the Mexican diet and is not subject to a fair competition”.
He added that in
this project is implied to increase market strategy of the cornmeal. Therefore,
it is necessary to encourage more companies like this, so that competition is
For his part,
Governor Fernando Ortega Bernés said the first stage of the corn flour company,
Maximasa de la Península, is one of the projects that will leave him more
satisfaction, because he could contribute and realize what began as a dream,
marking the birth of a new era for the state.
Ortega Bernés said
Campeche is a state with a natural vocation for exports, such as wood, gum and
oil. He emphasized it is necessary the people of Campeche increase their
capacity of argument because it has many strengths.
Expressing he is
very pleased to realize this dream, he thanked all those who helped him do it,
in particular the Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo by following the instructions of
President Enrique Peña Nieto, to work with commitment to the industry and to
the all small and medium-sized entrepreneurs.
Joseph Ganem Lang,
Director General of Maximasa, said the company will have a capacity to process
36 000 tons of maize flour per year and will benefit over 690 producers in the
region, as they will require the production of about eight thousand hectares of
Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and the Governor of
Campeche, Fernando Ortega Bernés led the delivery of benefits to entrepreneurs
of the "360 Grades SMEs" and they held a working meeting with local
SMEs" is a program undertaken by the Government of Campeche, recognized by
the National Institute of Entrepreneur (INADEM, by its initials in Spanish),
which has been implemented in various institutions and in Latin America, with
which it seeks to meet the entrepreneurs in an integrated way in order to build
The Secretary of
Economy was accompanied by the General Coordinator of Federal Delegations of
the Secretariat of Economy, Jorge Cantú Valderrama; as well as the delegates
from the federal agency in both entities, Leopoldo Diaz Aldecoa and José Ermilo