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Infrastructure investments announced for Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun, Q.R. — Money to improve urban infrastructure in the Cancun Hotel Zone has been earmarked by Fonatur who report putting aside 28 million peso for the upgrades.

The National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) says for this year, they will invest a total of 28.4 million peso in improving urban infrastructure as well as bus stops and the rehabilitation of electricity and treatment plants in the Cancún Hotel Zone, says Juan González Castelán, regional delegate of Fonatur.

Juan González Castelán explained that these resources are separate from the money being invested into Boulevard Kukulcán, and that the 28.4 million peso is part of the Fonatur budget allocated for projects planned for the hotel zone last year.

He says one of the first projects planned is the restructuring of the Pok Ta Pok treatment plant, with an investment of 17.9 million peso. With new equipment, the plant will be able to better serve the hotel zone.

In their plan, Fonatur reported that “the rehabilitation of bus stops, additional of garbage cans and replacement of transformers and medium voltage street lighting accessories along Boulevard Kukulcán will cost 7.2 million peso.”

They added that another 3.3 million peso will be used to replace the irrigation lines, valves and 8,000 sprinkler heads that help provide automatic maintenance to the green spaces of the Cancun Hotel Zone.

González Castelán stressed the importance of ensuring the maintenance of the tourist area in order to provide the level of service of hotel infrastructure expected by an international travel destination.

The Urban Image Committee of Cancun is also working on removing the mass amounts of billboard advertising along the streets of Cancun.

They say this is a digital age and the billboards are an eyesore to the city. The Committee says they will press municipal authorities to apply the urban image regulations to clean up the vast amounts of advertising in areas such as the Cancun Hotel Zone, Tulum Avenue along with, Bonampak and Colosio Boulevards.