The tourist area of Costalegre, the second most important beach destination in Jalisco, will undergo a development plan over the next 30 years.
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During a working tour of the region this weekend, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced the Master Development Plan for that region, which includes the creation of a governance body that will be integrated by a Social Council and an Economic Council.
“The purpose is that we can have defined this year an agreement with the political, social, economic and academic actors of Costalegre to define the direction of this region,” said Alfaro Ramírez.
According to the governor, the master plan will guarantee the growth and development of the Costalegre region -integrated by the municipalities of Cabo Corrientes, Tomatlán, La Huerta and Cihuatlán- for the next three decades.
“It will start a new stage that will ensure that in 30 years the decisions we make today can guarantee that we live better here, that the environmental capital of this entire region is taken care of, that we can raise the quality of life of the people”, he said.
The master plan includes, among other actions, infrastructure works to improve communication channels, as well as the increase in equipment for social development with new schools and health modules.
The mayor of Tomatlan, Jorge Luis Tello García, demanded that the development plan be built with the help of environmental specialists to guarantee “the full exercise of rights” of its inhabitants.
The tourist project for Costalegre includes an investment of 3.8 million pesos for the construction of the southern highway that will connect Puerto Vallarta with the municipalities of La Huerta and Tomatlán.
According to Alfaro Ramírez, the environmental impact studies and the release of rights of way will be completed shortly, so this year the tender for the project that will unite the International Airport of Puerto Vallarta with Chalacatepec in just 50 minutes could be released.
Similarly, said the governor, the project is expected to consolidate a corridor of economic, social and environmental development in the area, for which, only 1.7% of the 743,300 hectares that make up the region will be urbanized and it would allow the construction of little more than 3,000 hotel rooms, mostly five-star hotels.