Cancun Hotel Zone bridge project postponed

Cancun, Q.R. – The Bojorquez lagoon bridge project set for the Cancun Hotel Zone has been cancelled for the next two years.

In an attempt to decongest the area, a bridge at Punta Cancún on the Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio was supposed to be constructed this year, however, officials are saying bridge construction has been postponed.

According to National Fund for Tourism Development (Fonatur), as it stands now the project does not fall within the 2016 or 2017 budgets, but could be pushed into the 2018 budget. Fonatur reports two reasons for the bridge being put on hold. One, they say, is due to lack of interest in the tender process.

Reports show that as of November, only two companies expressed interest in constructing the Bojorquez Bridge. Of those two companies, one experienced administrative situations that prevented investment into the construction of the bridge.

Director of Fonatur, Héctor Martín Gómez Barraza, says that the bridge project has been postponed until there are resources to begin building, which could be in 2017. He says that the Cancun project, with a cost of more than a billion peso, could still be passed in the 2017 budget.

The second reason for not building the bridge this year was so they could invest the money launching a new project in the Riviera Nayarit called Costa Kanuba. This new project involved an investment of $800 million peso in which the developing company, Mota-Engil Tourism Group, signed a trust with Fonatur.

According to their schedule, Costa Kanuba has five luxury hotels and more 2,500 residential units that will generate over 6,000 direct jobs and 18,000 indirect jobs and will generate great revenues to be allocated to other destinations in the country such as Cancun.

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