Mexico roundup: Mexico City airport meeting, Quintana Roo port infrastructure, port efficiency

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mexico's transport and communications (SCT) minister Gerardo Ruiz convened a second meeting of the board overseeing the new Mexico City airport to discuss progress on the 169bn peso (US$12.6bn) project.

Board director Manuel Ángel Núñez presented a report on progress - including financing plans - to other members including representatives from the finance ministry (SHCP), environment ministry (Semarnat) and water commission Conagua, according to a release from the SCT.

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Port users will be able to apply online for all permits required under Mexico's port law by 2015.

Some 43 of the 57 permits contemplated under the port law are currently available online but the SCT plans to make the remaining 14 available on the internet by year-end as part of its paperless ports program, according to a release from the SCT.


SCT's head of ports Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa opened the newly built 1,751m maritime terminal on Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo state.

The 42mn-peso terminal is one of a series of tourism infrastructure projects being built in the state, with a tender for construction of the Punta Sam ferry terminal already underway, according to a release from the ministry.