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Puerto Morelos seeks energy saving program for hotels to stay green

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The municipal president of Puerto Morelos, Laura Fernández Piña along with hotel businessmen, met with executives of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to establish an energy saving program for the lodging centers of the tourist zone.

Accompanied by the president of the Hotel Association of Cancun and Puerto Morelos, Carlos Gosselin Maurel, the mayor stressed the importance of reducing the impact on the environment through the use of energy.

“Puerto Morelos is a privileged place, which has extraordinary natural resources and whose engine of economy is tourism. That is why we must continue with a sustainable development, in harmony with the environment. Again, I thank the CFE for always being aware of us and taking into account proposals that arise from citizens and the business sector,” said Laura Fernández.

During the meeting that was headed by CFE advisor Javier Orta Chaia, he explained that the project to reduce the consumption of electricity will give a plus to the destination, which has 7,000 hotel rooms for tourists.

“Tourists look for places to vacation that are friendly to the environment, that protect natural resources and Puerto Morelos works in that sense. This is why Puerto Morelos Green, Sustainable Development and Infrastructure was established,” he said.

Laura Fernandez reported that during the meeting, they also refined details to begin the work to modernize the above ground electricity wire to underground in the Old Town.

“We continue to work hand in hand with companies such as the Federal Electricity Commission and the governments of the State of Quintana Roo and the Federal Government, as well as the Chamber of Deputies, to bring more benefits to all. We will continue knocking on the necessary doors so more resources flow for infrastructure work in our young municipality,” she said.