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450 more adult trees and improved drainage part of Playa del Carmen city center remodel plan

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The project to modernize and rescue of Fifth Avenue, Fundadores Park and surrounding streets will include 450 more adult trees, which are being donated by Grupo Xcaret.

Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete says the remodel project will give a new face to the tourist area, which is one of the greatest attractions of the destination.

The director of Urban Development in the Solidaridad, Laura Argüello says that as long as rains do not delay the project, the work should be complete in 60 days from its start. The revitalization of the area will include the addition of 450 adult trees to the already-existing 160 plants and shrubs that will be preserved. Environmentalists, together with staff from Grupo Xcaret, will contribute the strategic design of the urban trees in the area.

Laura Argüello says that the remodeling of Fifth Avenue and its surroundings has been evaluated since 2018, as it is deemed an area that has been without maintenance. She added that the remodeling also gives the city the opportunity to improve the storm drainage network and the collection of rainwater along areas that have experienced long-term problems.

Problems involving the correction of the city drainage including sewage leaks and storm drainage, will be headed by Aguakán. The total investment for the city center remodel is 117 million peso and will cover a polygon that integrates Fifth and Tenth avenues, Parque Fundadores and the perpendicular streets that lead to the sea.

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