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Government announces expansion project of Zaragoza Canal

Chetumal, Q.R. — The Government of Quintana Roo says they have an agreement that will see the expansion of the Canal de Zaragoza at Chetumal Bay.

The Integral Port Administration along with the Secretariat of the Navy have signed a coordination agreement to carry out the project of access to the Chetumal Bay through the expansion and maintenance of the Zaragoza Canal.

The agreement signed by the general director of the Integral Port Administration, Alicia Ricalde Magaña and Admiral José Luis Vergara Ibarra, senior official of the Secretariat of the Navy, will allow the operational and functional access to the maritime navigation of larger vessels through the Bay of Chetumal with the Caribbean Sea.

Government announces expansion project of Zaragoza Canal
Zaragoza Canal

The government of Quintana Roo, headed by Carlos Joaquín, says they have also acquired the land adjacent to the Zaragoza Canal.

The Navy Secretariat of Mexico will carry out dredging work on the Access Project to Chetumal Bay, through the expansion and maintenance of the Zaragoza Canal.

They will supervise the work of fragmentation of the seabed, as well as prepare the reports required by the General Directorate of Impact and Environmental Risk of the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources, among others.

The expansion project of the Zaragoza Canal to access Chetumal Bay is 4,970 meters long, 50 meters wide and 3 meters deep and, once complete, will allow larger vessels to access the area.