Santa Lucia Welcomes Aeroméxico
A busy week in infrastructure with new projects starting and possible investment from a proptech seeking to expand its footprint in the Mexican market. Meanwhile, amid a restructuring process following its filing for Chapter 11 protection in a US court, Aeroméxico has announced its plans to operate at the Felipe Ángeles Airport in Santa Lucia despite previous reluctance.
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Merida to Host Smart City Expo LATAM for Third Consecutive Year
In an effort to transform Latin American cities through technology and innovation, Smart City Expo LATAM Congress 2022 will seek to promote the activation and acceleration of projects. For the third year in a row, Merida will host the event.
This year´s theme is "Activate, Act, Accelerate." The program will address seven main topics: digital transformation, connected society, climate change and resilient cities, mobility and sustainable urbanism, water management, as well as legislation and financing for cities that take care of their citizens.
A project for the construction of improved housing in the “Lost City of Tacubaya” is 98 percent complete and will be presented soon to its inhabitants with a new name: “Tacubaya Sur, City of Well-Being.” The initiative is one of the key housing projects of Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum. The result of a MX$110 million (US$5.3 million) investment is the construction of 16 five-story buildings and common areas. The housing development features solar heaters, water-saving technology and rainwater harvesting systems, making it a sustainable building model.
Aeroméxico to Operate at Santa Lucía
The leading Mexican airline took back its previous rejection statements against the Santa Lucía airport and has now announced two daily flights to Merida and Villahermosa. The flight attendant union ASSA has shown its support to Aeroméxico and how vowed its support in developing these routes, according to El País.
Interoceanic Corridor Ready for Construction
With an investment of over MX$2.4 billion through the Urban Improvement Program, works have started at the Tehuantepec Isthmus Interoceanic Corridor, according to the Ministry of Rural and Urban Development (SEDATU). Minister Román Meyer expects 70 infrastructure projects to be developed across 20 municipalities in Oaxaca and Veracruz, according to Inmobiliare.
Chilean Proptech Eyes Mexican Expansion
After a year of operations in Mexico and two investment rounds, Chilean startup Houm plans to expand to Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Queretaro and Puebla. The proptech currently operates in Chile, Colombia and Mexico, helping clients to sell and lease their properties, reports Inmobiliare.