Road connectivity and access to water have been enhanced, reports the Ministry of Infrastructure (SICT). The ministry reports that a road in Costa Chica, Guerrero, has finished construction, while in Nuevo Leon, El Cuchillo II Aqueduct received equipment for its pumping plants.
The Ayutla de los Libres-Acatepec road, a 28km stretch in the San Jose la Hacienda-Encino Amarillo section, Guerrero, has been completed. The road is one SICT’s initiatives to enhance connectivity and well-being. With an investment of MX$272 million (US$16.2 million), this road is set to improve connectivity among several communities and the state capital and bring facilities like schools, healthcare centers, workplaces and commercial establishments closer.
The project will benefit 8,148 inhabitants of three municipalities and surrounding communities in Costa Chica. In addition, this project, along with five other works and 39 roads already completed in the Montaña de Guerrero region, will allow time savings of 40 minutes, reducing travel time from 1.5 hours to 50 minutes.
In addition, the SICT is working on modernizing several sections and highways and paving 99 labor roads in the Montaña de Guerrero. All these works total over 1,000km and represent an investment of more than MX$14 billion (US$834.7 million) that will benefit more than 1.2 million inhabitants in the state.
In Nuevo Leon, works at the El Cuchillo II Aqueduct project began with the arrival of equipment for the pumping plants, which will help carry water 93km from the El Cuchillo Dam intake to the San Roque Water Treatment Plant, where it will be treated for human use and consumption.
The project was created to address the scarcity of drinking water that has affected the Monterrey metropolitan area and will benefit about 500,000 inhabitants. This aqueduct involves a federal budget of MX$4.7 billion (US$281 million). It is being built in collaboration with the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA), which is in charge of project management, while the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) is in charge of building the aqueduct.
The first pump will start operations on Sept. 13 and each pumping plant of this new supply line will have five operational pumps and a backup pump. Once installed, the supply will reach 5,000 liters per second, benefiting 5 million people in the Monterrey Metropolitan Area.