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Upcoming port projects will include the Centre for Phytosanitary Verification for Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo (APIQROO) says they will move forward with port projects this year that will see more than 16 million in infrastructure investments.

While some of the investment money will go toward infrastructure repairs from October 2020 storms, a majority of the money will be spent on improvements for the terminals of Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel and Chetumal.

Alicia Ricalde Magaña, general director of APIQROO (Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo), explained that the rehabilitation of the retaining wall of the Puerto Morelos maritime terminal as well as the repair of the wooden docks of the Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juárez terminals, along with the Caletita ferry dock in Cozumel, are all part of the project.

She says that all those ports were damaged in October and will be repaired. However, one of the highlights of the upcoming projects will be the conclusion of the second stage of the Center for Phytosanitary Verification for Puerto Morelos.

A completed centre would allow for more imports and exports

Ricalde Magaña said that once that area is finished, it will allow for the import of items such as vegetables and dried grains and the export of local crops such as citrus, pineapple and dragon fruit.

During this year, she said that a new module of sanitary services will be built in the Isla Mujeres terminal along with the expansion and remodeling of ferry facilities.

Once complete, the Director of the Administration stated that the port infrastructure projects will allow them to expand investment options as well as maintain and improve services to users.

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