Sectur: connectivity and infrastructure with a positive balance
This group was created with the objective of contributing to the identification of needs that strengthen and contribute to the development of tourism
The Undersecretary of Quality and Regulation of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), Salvador Sánchez Estrada, led the meeting to evaluate the results of the "Working Group 2. Connectivity and Infrastructure" of the Tourism Cabinet, in charge of monitoring the development of transversal projects with an impact on Mexico's tourism activity during the last five years.
The subsecretary of SECTUR recalled that this group was created with the objective of contributing to the identification of infrastructure and air, land and maritime connectivity needs that strengthen and contribute to the development of tourism activity, in addition to seeking improvements in the mobility of goods , services and people.
During the meeting the representatives of the federal agencies involved in the Working Group made known the results obtained in the period from October 2013 to September 2018, of transversal projects in charge of the Communications and Transport, Culture and Tourism sectors, with impact on tourism activity.
Regarding Cultural Infrastructure, it was reported that in the 2016-2018 period, the Ministry of Culture registered 52 cultural infrastructure projects with an impact on the Tourism sector, with a total investment of 2 thousand 953 million pesos.
Of these, 21 projects were registered in 2016 and 2017 with an expected investment of 2 thousand 624.7 million pesos. As of September, 20 projects have been completed, with the Music Conservatory of the State of Mexico, which has an advance of 90.0 percent, in the process.
In 2018, 21 projects were incorporated in 8 cities listed as World Heritage Sites, which in short provide for a federal investment of 134.8 million pesos, as well as 10 more projects as part of the Program to Support Cultural Infrastructure in the States (PAICE). with coverage in 9 entities and an investment of 193.6 million pesos; these 31 projects will conclude in 2019.
In relation to highway projects, developed by the Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT), 43 projects were programmed with an estimated investment of 89,262.5 million pesos. By September 2018, 33 projects were completed with a total investment of 46,019.3 million pesos. It is expected that in 2018 8 works will be completed and the remaining 2 in 2019, with an investment of 43.243.2 million pesos.
Regarding the Telecommunications Infrastructure in Magical Towns, of the 111 scheduled to join the Shared Network, to date it is connected to 33 of those destinations.
It is expected to conclude with the rest at the latest in 2022. Likewise, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) was asked to consider for the Red Compartida the 10 new Magical Towns that obtained their denomination this year within the framework of the 5th National Fair, held in the city of Morelia, Michoacán.
Finally, it was reported that for this year, 4 projects (Hidalgo, Michoacán, Nayarit and San Luis Potosí) of tourist signage involving 12.8 million pesos were authorized in the PRODERMÁGICO.