Cancun, Q.R. – Advancements have been made with construction to the new passenger terminal at Punta Sam in Cancun.
Erce Barron Barrera, CEO of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), reports that around 20 to 30 percent of the planned construction for the terminal at Punta Sam (Continental Zone Isla Mujeres) has begun.
“The Apiqroo invests about 31 million pesos in the construction of the building to the new Punta Sam maritime terminal,” he explained.
Barron Barrera said that by the Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine and the municipality of Isla Mujeres , we were able to include the management plan in order to materialize the emblematic work that will improve even more services to users and boaters.
Improvements for the building of the new Punta Sam maritime terminal in the Continental Isla Mujeres route (for both boats and ferries) will include health services, a better ticketing area, baggage check and baggage claim area, as well as a food court, shops, administrative offices and parking for approximately 70 vehicles.
“The comfort and convenience of the users are topics that have been observed carefully during our design, which will include broad covers and steel trusses that allow ample space but ensure passengers are protected from rain and direct sunlight,” he said.
The project will also allow the berthing of larger boats around 36 feet long. Barron Barrera said that the project consists of three “combs” built in two docks of 79 meters in length.
Improvements of the maritime terminal at Punta Sam will help strengthen the booming tourist development of Isla Mujeres, said the representative of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) in Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres, Ricardo Ancona Argaez.
The project is expected to be complete within the first trimester of 2016.