The project involved an investment of 500 million pesos, 10 percent of which were provided by the private sector and is an example of the public, private and academic partnerships we wish to implement in various states throughout the country.

It is also a work that shows how much we can advance when talent and financial resources combine to undertake priority projects.

Through this combination of efforts between the public and private sector, we will be able implement cutting edge scientific projects such as:

• New drugs and food technology

• Environmentally-friendly insecticides and fertilizers

• New varieties of plants and trees resistant to pests and toxic diseases

This inauguration shows how the concepts of science and technology translate into concrete actions and once implemented, support the country’s economic competitiveness and families’ well-being.