Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — As part of the modernization of Puerto Morelos, mayor of the seaside town says the last of the above-ground utility poles has been removed.
As part of the modernization work of the town’s Casco Antiguo, mayor Laura Fernández Piña watched as the last poles were removed which rids the town’s center of the above-ground lines of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Teléfonos de México (Telmex).
“Today we return to the origin of this community, to that natural view that Puerto Morelos had many years ago without wiring and without poles. What we want is to preserve this charming town that also aspires to be a magical town, because we have already met all the requirements to reach that category,” said the mayor.
She said that the heart of the municipality has to look impeccable for the people who visit it, but above all, for the families.
“Removing the cables and poles that provide the services of electricity, telephony and pay television, today is a reality, and now everything will be underground with state-of-the-art technology,” she said.
Accompanied by Humberto Saldaña Rodríguez, manager of the Peninsular Distribution Division of the CFE, the Secretary of Public Works and Services, Ignacio Sánchez Cordero along with representatives of Telmex, Izzi and Aguakan, she said that very few cities in the country have this technology, which allows the control and repair of energy supply at a distance.
“This work is so important not only for urban image, but also for a question of civil protection since we are not oblivious to meteorological phenomena,” said Laura Fernandez, who stressed that Puerto Morelos is a young municipality that takes its first steps with a lot of impetus.
Humberto Saldaña congratulated the mayor for all the care she has put into the conversion of the electrical distribution network to underground in the Casco Antiguo, and reaffirmed his commitment to continue working hand in hand with the City Council in future projects.
“Apart from that we are not going to see any cable, no post and no transformer the operation will be done through a telecontrol, which means that from a master station a remote operator will interact through a computer and will maneuver with all electrical equipment of this area,” he explained.
Miguel Ángel Zetina Cuevas, on behalf of the local business community, joined in congratulating and thanking the Municipal President since the visual contamination caused by a web of cables will finally end.
“This is the living room of our house and that is why we have to beautify it,” he added.