Mazatlan designated as a metropolitan area


The city can access the Metropolitan Fund, which was allocated this year 3 thousand 300 million pesos, which is added to the thousand 800 million pesos accumulated in 2018

Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- The cities of Mazatlán and Culiacán were considered as metropolitan areas , by a group made up of the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), National Council of Population (Conapo) and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), said Carlos Gandarilla, secretary of Sustainable Development of the State Government (Sedasu).

The management was carried out in 2017 and was approved in mid-2018 by the inter-institutional group.

He explained that it is required to form the Council for the Metropolitan Development of Sinaloa to have access to the resources of the Metropolitan Fund, which has a budget for 2019 of 3 thousand 300 million pesos.

Mazatlan is in the sights of investors.

Last year, the Metropolitan Fund had a budget of 3 thousand 268 million pesos, of which only 17 million were competed, but there was a subejercicio of 50 percent, so there is a cumulative of 1,800 million pesos. 

Sedatu is interested in exercising both the budget for this year and the accumulative budget, said Martha Pérez Contreras, director of the Hearings and Consensus of Sedatu.


Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres commented that when Mazatlán is classified as a metropolitan area, it will be possible to access a large amount of resources.


A metropolitan area is a region that has a highly populated point, surrounded by small communities or cities that are linked to the point most populated by trade, industry, housing and infrastructure. Some examples are Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana.

Source: El Debate

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