President Enrique Peña
Nieto inaugurated the Guadalupe-Tornillo Port of Entry and the La Ribereña Junction.
“Today we confirmed the broad, dynamic relationship between two great countries,
the United States and Mexico.”
Port of Entry incorporates 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.
It extends for 215 meters along the Rio Grande, which will enable it to
provide service to approximately 60,000 pedestrians and more than 2,400
vehicles per 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 port of
President Peña Nieto also
announced the construction of the Juárez
Bypass, which will connect the La Ribereña Junction, where the new
Guadalupe-Tornillo Port of Entry is located, to Federal Highway 45, which
reaches the center of the country.
This bypass will prevent long-haul heavy traffic
crossing Ciudad Juárez; which will reduce journey times for goods, and above
all, improve the quality of life for the inhabitants of this municipality.
Mexico and the United
States are linked by a border of over 3,100
kilometers; with 10 border states
and 14 million inhabitants.
The approximately 60 border
crossings handle over one million people
daily and 300,000 vehicles, and are used to transport over 70% of our bilateral
In recent years, Mexico's
total trade with the world has increased more than fivefold, from $140 billion
USD in 1994 to $776 billion USD in 2015.
With the United States, in
particular, bilateral trade is in the order of $500 billion USD a year. This market is the destination of 80% of national
In turn, Mexico is the
second largest recipient of US exports, second only to Canada.
In the United States,
imports from Mexico contain nearly 40% of US components, whereas those from China account for only 4.2%.