Mexican Government Boosting Budget in Communications and Transportation Areas Including Projects Like the Transpeninaular Train that Will Connect Mérida to the Mayan Riviera in the Yucatan.
MEXICO CITY – The Communications and Transportation Secretariat will have a budget of 118 billion pesos (about $13.8 billion) in 2014, up by nearly 40 percent from the 2012 level, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said.
Government departments will have more resources next year to invest in infrastructure, roads, health projects and education, Peña Nieto said during the inauguration of the Mezquital-Huazamota highway in the northern state of Durango on Monday.
The new highway will cut the travel time between the community of El Mezquital, Durango, and the Nayarit state border from 16 hours to five hours.
“Communications routes are the routes of progress,” Peña Nieto said.