Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The city of Playa del Carmen has been chosen as one of five that will be promoted by the Federal Urban Improvement Program proposed by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Román Guillermo Meyer Falcón, who will head Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) when the new government takes over, said the program will promote 15 cities around the country.
He says of those 15 cities, 10 will be along Mexico’s borders and five will correspond to tourist destinations. “In an integral manner, it will address the needs for improvement, expansion and replacement of housing and basic aspects of infrastructure, such as paving, drainage and electric power,” he explained.
Meyer Falcón explained that, like many other cities, Playa del Carmen has a great socioeconomic disparity with large tourist developments such as luxury hotels, while at the same time, areas with large economic lags. For this reason is was added to the list of cities to be promoted by the program.
“Playa del Carmen is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country, however, poverty and marginalization have been present and have never been addressed by governments. Now there will be a change in the policy of government. It is a responsibility of work between the municipality, state and federation to address these problems,” he added.
Meyer Falcón met with municipal president Laura Beristain Navarrete, where one of the relevant issues was the legal certainty of land in Solidaridad due to different irregular settlements. He says this issue will be addressed by the next federal government to work hand-in-hand and give certainty to the heritage of families.