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Banobras Restarts the Endless Highway Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido

by Brent May

In order to boost the economic and tourist development of Oaxaca, Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa and the Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, gave the signal to restart the construction of the Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido highway, which is being built from nine years ago and has gone through the hands of Omega, ICA and now the federal government after being rescued by Banobras.

In the work that includes the section Barranca Larga-Ventanilla of said highway, resources are invested for more than 6,500 million pesos, in a joint work between the federal and state governments to conclude the roads that connect the capital of Oaxaca with the regions of the Isthmus and the coast.

Murat Hinojosa highlighted the willingness of his administration to complete the construction of these communication routes, since Oaxaca requires an efficient road infrastructure that generates jobs and consolidates economic activity, industrial, tourist, fishing and agricultural development.

The governor stressed that this work will allow Oaxaca to be projected along the path of progress and up to the best cities in Mexico and the world.

In turn, the head of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) expressed his approval for the resumption of work on this road section that has an advance of 56% and will contribute to increase the state highway infrastructure, as well as to shore up the development of Mexico.

The federal official stressed that this work will allow the inhabitants of the center of the Republic to move easily in a weekend, bringing with it an economic development in that region.

Ruiz Esparza reiterated the commitment of the dependence to his position to pay in the resumption of the works of the Oaxaca-Isthmus highway, which contributes to the development of the Special Economic Zone.

That section of the Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido highway will be built through Banobras with support from the SCT, and will have more than 104 linear kilometers, with four lanes, 11 bridges, three tunnels, nine junctions and two collection booths, and will reduce the transfer time from six to three hours from the City of Oaxaca to the Coast.

Originally, the road concession was granted to the construction company Omega, which in 2012, in the midst of financial difficulties, abandoned the work. This was taken up by ICA, which had more and more delays due to social issues and its financial crisis.

In December 2016, the SCT announced that the construction company chaired by Bernardo Quintana would lose the concession and would be left to the National Infrastructure Fund (Fonadin) of Banobras.

ICA finally entered into commercial bankruptcy in August of last year and left it in early March.

Source: Obras Web

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