The Federal Secretary of Tourism (Sectur) will be moving its headquarters to Chetumal


Until 2021, the works will be put out to tender and the Mega Sculpture, located in the Bay of Chetumal, will be remodeled, which will house the headquarters of the Federal Secretary of Tourism (Sectur) in the capital of Quintana Roo.

This was announced by the head of the Sectur, Miguel Torruco, who explained that this is already feasible after the permits were released for the government of Quintana Roo to have the aforementioned property.

“Next step, the signing of a loan agreement to start a tender for its adaptation in 2021,” the secretary posted on his Twitter account.

The official recalled that the Mega Sculpture, the work of the sculptor Sebastián, was built on an islet (in the Bay of Chetumal) and to get there it is necessary to cross a bridge that leaves the Boulevard Bahía towards the tower.

“The work, 50 meters high, began in 2004 with 120 million pesos and in 2011 another 34 million pesos were added. At first, it would house a museum, a planetarium, an aquarium, a party room, a restaurant-viewpoint, a commercial and exhibition area, as well as 3 elevators. The main viewpoint was contemplated with telescopes to enjoy the view of Chetumal ”, it also reads on his Twitter account.

It also highlights that the work was interrupted, being exposed to inclement weather, causing its deterioration. “After 16 years of neglect, @GobQuintanaRoo and @SECTUR_mx are going to rescue her to create an excellent tourism product that will be complemented with others that Chetumal offers.”

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Finally, Torruco Marqués announced that “Chetumal, capital of the most powerful state in tourism in Latin America, will have the Zaragoza Canal after 123 years of waiting; after 48 years with a remodeled airport and 2 stations (one for cargo and the other for tourism) of the Mayan Train, among other actions ”.

In a previous virtual conference with businessmen from the south of the state, the head of the Sectur had already advanced that in the remodeling and expansion of the Chetumal International Airport more than 147 million pesos are invested in charge of Airports and Auxiliary Services. 

The works include the expansion of the passenger building in a total of 2,400 square meters of construction, added to the 1,300 m2 already existing, which will allow the state capital to have a passenger terminal of 3,700 m2, whose progress is already 98 percent.

He also mentioned that the federal government has been promoting the dredging of the Zaragoza Canal since this year to allow a direct connection of the Chetumal Bay with the Caribbean Sea, and to avoid that vessels have to go around and even pass through Belize to be able to dock in the capital. of the state. 

He recalled that this channel was started by President Porfirio Díaz in 1901, but due to technical complications, the work was postponed for more than 100 years; until in 1999 the Secretary of the Navy tried to retake it without success due to the lack of adequate equipment.

Torruco Marqués assured that with the use of new technologies under the government of President López Obrador this work will be completed before the end of the six-year term, with adjustments proposed by the current governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González, so that the dredging of the canal allows a depth of six meters for the navigation of small cruise ships that would stimulate the economy of the state capital.


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