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Elections for Morena’s National Council/El Cuchillo Aqueduct

By Karin Dilge | Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:36

Elections for Morena’s National Council. President López Obrador celebrated the election of MORENA´s members of the National Council. Moreover, he highlighted the party´s national leaders hard work and recognized his own party´s internal elections. Nonetheless, he said internal processes need to be strengthened, since there were some cases of vote forcing and vote buying. At least 2,500,000 people,  participated in the election.

This past weekend the elections for new member inside the National Council of MORENA were held and the president of the party Mario Delgado said that from 542 installed polling places, only 11 were invalidated on Saturday and six on Sunday due to violent incidents.

El Cuchillo Aqueduct. President López Obrador said he will seek aid from companies and businessmen in Nuevo Leon to finish the El Cuchillo Aqueduct in approximately eight to 10 months. 8 to 10 months. He will ask them to invest in the project so that it can be completed sooner. The president said Interior Minister Adán Augusto López and Minister of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval are traveling today to Nuevo Leon to meet with Governor Samuel Garcia and obtain funds from businessmen in the entity.

Last July 29, president López Obrador singed a decree to alleviate the drought that has been affecting the population of Nuevo Leon where its citizens do not have access to water for most part of the day.

At the beginning of this month, the Head of the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), Germán Martinez Santoyo, revealed that of the 63 companies that use Nuevo Leon´s aquifer, 38 have contacted the state´s government to reach agreements in order to combat water scarcity in the entity.

Moreover, Martinez Santoyo said that financing of the aqueduct with an investment of MX$15.7 billion is a goal for the medium term. The company Banobras will contribute with MX$7.85 billion, state authorities with MX$4.71 billion, and municipal authorities with MX$3.14 billion.

Water concession will no longer be granted. President López Obrador reported that CONAGUA will no longer grant permits nor concessions for the exploitation of water in the country.  Moreover, he pointed out that the population needs more clean and healthy water in light of the current droughts across the country.

In Mexico there are 520,000 permits of public and private entities to exploit water, according to the Public Registry of Water Rights of CONAGUA. López Obrador said his government is analyzing the possibility of reforming the National Water Law to eliminate concessions. The droughts in Monterrey where water supply has been cut has placed the country in national alert.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Milenio, Joaquín López Doriga
Karin Dilge Karin Dilge Journalist and Industry Analyst