The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed its commitment to Puerto Vallarta during the President’s visit to the city. Visiting yesterday in the municipality, accompanied by Governor Enrique Alfaro, 600 million pesos were pledged for marginalized colonies of the tourist destination; they, Alfaro added, will have a reprogramming process, which will resolve the infrastructure lags in the most vulnerable areas of the municipality.
“Because we do not want there to be so much contrast, that Vallarta, with a very important tourist port, but with colonies where marginalized people live, without water, without drainage, without pavement, we want there to be equality”, said Mexico’s President.
Enrique Alfaro took advantage of the visit with López Obrador, and spoke to him about the importance of realizing investment for the construction of the Federation Bridge, to unite the municipality with Bahía de Banderas, in the neighboring state of Nayarit, under the argument that Vallarta does not have any exit to the north.
He also asked for support for the construction of the Puerto Vallarta highway, which, said the governor, would allow the development of Vallarta to be carried from Costalegre.
“We believe that if we achieve this, we will not only decongest the Center of Puerto Vallarta, we can achieve a growing Jalisco coast while taking care of the environment, and making public beaches public,” he added.
The president said he was committed to working together with Jalisco, and said that his government will help make the Federation Bridge a reality, ” and the South Libramiento itself because in effect, we must improve the roads in Vallarta, which already has a lot of traffic in the center and there is no way to vent vehicular traffic. That is why we are going to support these infrastructure works,” he said.
The president visited Puerto Vallarta to deliver symbolic resources of the Comprehensive Welfare Programs, in an event held at the maritime terminal of the coastal municipality, which brought together hundreds of people. López Obrador promised to return to the tourist destination in three months.