The head of the Secretariat of Communications and Public Works in Durango (Secope), Arturo Enrique Salazar Moncayo, reported that he manages resources for the executive project of the Transoceanic Railroad Mazatlán-Matamoros in the stretch Durango-Mazatlan, which would allow joining from sea to sea This area is very important for the northeast region of the country.
On behalf of José Rosas Aispuro Torres, governor of Durango, and vice-coordinator of the Infrastructure Committee of the National Conference of Governors, the state secretary made clear the importance of finishing the 320-kilometer stretch.
Before members of the Infrastructure Commission of the Congress of the Union, where thematic tables of open parliament were held on the National Development Plan 2019-2024, Salazar Moncayo requested that the work be included in the Budget of Expenditures of the Federation ( PEF) for the year 2020.
“The rail network in the northeast area was not completed from Durango to Mazatlan, interrupting the connectivity of the railway arch in the destinations of Empalme, Sonora, and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which would give life to the Pacific-Gulf of Mexico interoceanic connection,” he said.
For its part, the chairman of the Infrastructure Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Ricardo Exsome Zapata, expressed the interest to consider what was stated by the owner of Secope.
“We would put in the example where we are going to request that the Mazatlán-Durango project be evaluated, that piece that is needed, we will have to look for new schemes because all the works are necessary,” he concluded.
During the first quarter of 2019, the value of the construction generated in Durango registered an annual growth of 27.8% real, which represents the best result in the last five years, for the same period of comparison, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography.
This is the result of increases in the public sector (7.6%) and the private sector (42.6%).
Source: el economista
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