Thursday, August 9, 2008 |
Press Release From The Office Of President Calderón
President Felipe Calderón inaugurated two important works today that will trigger economic and social growth in the Port of Veracruz: Wharf No. 5 and the access road, which will provide this city with better links to Mexico and the world and enable it to be consolidated as a center of development.
The access road to the Port of Veracruz, which will also serve as a ring road for the north of the city, will facilitate the arrival and departure of heavy transport from the wharves and improve the performance of the port’s commercial operations, as well as guaranteeing the flow of vehicles for the inhabitants of this zone.
Accompanied by State Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrá, the President declared that these works will help Federal Government to achieve its goal in the sense that in a globalized economy, Mexico must utilize its potential to become a key logistic platform for the world.
The access road, which is 8 km long and involved 380 million pesos in investment, forms part of an extensive project for the modernization of access roads to the port, such as the Mexico-Puebla-Veracruz road, and involved the construction of a road with drainage works, bridges, overhead passes and the four-lane Renacimiento Junction.
President Calderón stated that this work will trigger tourism and increase the flow of visitors arriving at the Heriberto Jara International Airport, as well as permitting the construction of a parallel railroad which could multiply Veracruz’ logistic capacity.
The President also reported on the results of the Mexico-Veracruz Operation, implemented on June 25 as a result of the high number of attacks recorded on this road.
He remarked that during the month after this action was implemented, 7,500 vehicles were checked, and 51 units were recovered, including several cargo trucks and 15 people were arrested, thereby eliminating the attacks on both private automobile and truck drivers.
I am sure that we are going to continue working to enable the country to restore the security and tranquility Mexicans are quite rightly demanding from the authorities,” he explained.