The EU invests in Mexico to improve the latter’s railway infrastructure and sustainability. In addition, Baja California significantly increases its construction workforce.
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The EU has invested more than US$160 million in cooperation projects in Mexico, of which US$35.7 million was spent in 1H23. The EU seeks to help Mexico meet its sustainable development goals. It is currently seeking to create a rail master plan for the development of rail infrastructure and the reduction of carbon emissions.
According to the National Survey of Construction Companies (ENEC), the number of people employed in construction companies in Mexico is 5.6 million. Mexico City ranks first with 15.45%, followed by Nuevo Leon with 9.95%. Experts pointed out that Baja California is currently gaining importance in construction, as in 2022 it grew 9.05% its construction workforce compared to 2021. Currently, the state ranks 10th nationally in the number of people employed in construction companies.
The National Fund for Tourism Promotion (FONATUR) signed an agreement to turn Huatulco into a tourism destination with a “human touch,” as the government of Oaxaca and the fund seek to limit developments in the area that could overwhelm the region’s natural resources.
The National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) approved the development plan for the Zama Field Contract, which considers extraction in the Unified Area. The announcement includes the approval of the first work program and associated budget.