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Plans moving ahead to push for underwater museum

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An informal public meeting is in the works for the upcoming underwater museum project set for Playa del Carmen.

Head of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (SEMA), Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, will request to have the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) launch the call for an informational public meeting on the project Museum of the Caribbean Sea.

SEMA plans to install the underwater museum off the shores of Playa del Carmen noting similar ecological and economic bendfits as the current underwater museum between Cancun and Isla Mujeres.

“We are providing timely follow-up advising and supporting our federal authorities in decision-making and procedures. I believe that the benefits of this nature are tangible. We have it in Isla Mujeres where the underwater museum has come to represent an important economic spill for the nautical service providers. It has also benefited to reinforce the creation of artificial reefs and has unloaded the large number of tourists on the museum who before went to the reefs.”