Oaxaca's Road Program AdvancesBy Emilio Aristegui | Thu, 12/02/2021 - 11:08
The Paving Program for Municipal Roads in Oaxaca completed one of its courses, announced the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during the inauguration of the San Jeronimo Taviche road.
The many lessons learned in the construction of these roads will benefit the people most in need, said Jorge Arganis Díaz-Leal, Head, SCT, in a press release. He also highlighted the solidarity and collaboration of Oaxacan communities, which helped them reach collective agreements and overcome adversity.
“The road that is being delivered today fulfills this purpose: raise the quality of life of the population, especially for the ones most in need. These people value each stone placed, because they participated in the effort to build their own roads. We feel very fortunate for contributing to the realization of these roads, which enable new conditions of wellbeing for the different regions of Oaxaca,” said Arganis.
The SCT will continue works on the state by pouring MX$1 billion (US$46.78 million) in the construction of 240 kilometers in 90 municipalities in Oaxaca, which are expected to be completed in 2022. The Paving Program for Access Roads to Municipal Capitals will be replicated in Guerrero as the government continues to invest heavily in southern states to modernize their infrastructure, said Arganis.
Oaxaca spearheads the Paving Program for Access Roads to Municipal Capitals, which Mexico will replicate it in other regions to improve communications to isolated communities. The program merges community work, mutual aid and solidarity with the population to benefit communities.
“The 11.5-kilometer hydraulic concrete road to San Jeronimo Taviche represented an investment of MX$49.45 million (US$2.31 million) and benefits the 1,750 inhabitants of five towns: San Jeronimo Taviche, Guegonivalle, Portillo el Guayabal, Pozo de la Canela and Mina Santa Ines. The work generates social value in the communities, connecting them with a road for better circulation conditions. User safety is increased, facilitating access to education, health, welfare, commerce and tourism services, among others. (The road) allows reduction in travel time from 40 minutes to 15 minutes,” reads SCT’s press release.