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Cancun signs on government agency for city planning

Cancun, Q.R. — The accelerated population and urban growth of Cancun will now be managed by an agency of the Mexican government to ensure the best planning and designing of public policies.

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography, an autonomous agency of the Mexican Government dedicated to coordinate the National System of Statistical and Geographical Information of the country, has signed an agreement with current Cancun mayor, Remberto Estrada Barba.

The deal was signed between the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the municipality of Benito Juarez so the city will have the best tools for planning and designing public policies, explained Estrada Barba.

The signing was attended by Dr. Arturo Francisco Gómez Fernández, Regional Director of Southeast of INEGI and engineer Carlos Fernando Novelo Vela, who is the State Coordinator of INEGI in Quintana Roo.

“Of 37,000 inhabitants recorded in Cancun in 1980, we are close to being one million in Cancun, which is a trend we expect to continue,” he said.

Estrada Barba explained that with this new agreement, the Information and Projects Service of the Municipality and the construction of the Unified Information System will be launched. The City Council is at the forefront in the use of information technology toward a more efficient government.

He says the goal is to create a historical heritage that provides socio-demographic and economic elements, fulfilling one of the objectives of this administration, which is to combine all the information generated by the municipal agencies.

“I am sure that what we started today will be an example for many other municipalities in the country. It’s about modernizing, making everything transparent and improving the local government,” he concluded.