Cancun, Q.R. — State Governor Carlos Joaquín González said that the announcement of the construction of the Grand Island Cancun hotel, for $1 billion USD and with the generation of 20,000 jobs is a sign of investor confidence in the state.
The governor said that this announcement is a sign that Quintana Roo attracts a lot of investment, since 16,000 hotel rooms, shopping centers and theme parks are now under construction with a foreign investment of $309 million USD in only the first quarter of the year, in addition to the $6 billion USD investments during the first three years of his government.
“A few days ago we opened a spectacular hotel, which I am sure will be important to attract tourism,” said Joaquín González, adding that “this investment mentioned, of more than $1 billion dollars and a large number of jobs over several years, will certainly help strengthen Quintana Roo’s economic growth.”
He says another project carried out by his government is a mobility program, with a cost exceeding one billion peso, whereby tourists can be taken from the airport to Playa Mujeres without going through the roads of downtown Cancun.
“It is a very ambitious project, which seeks financing, and when we have the opportunity to carry it out, we will make it known.”
Marisol Vanegas Pérez, the Secretaria de Turismo Quintana Roo, stated that there is an “eternal call” for the need for more resources to offer more public services, saying that it is as important to generate public services for new investments and hotels, as for the citizens who work in them.
On Wednesday, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador along with head of the Federal Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced a $1 billion dollar mega-project for Cancun.