Projects for future growth of tourism
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
In June, Mayor Mauricio Trejo made a trip to France and, as a result, plans are underway to develop San Miguel’s wine industry. Trejo traveled to France, he said, because the French are ranked number one in wine production, as well as in wine tourism. During his visit, he reached a collaboration agreement with the French Agricultural Training Center and the Sanmiguelense Agricultural Training Center, which will be located at Parque Bicentenario. Construction of the center will begin this month. Its objective will be to show people how to plant and maintain vineyards and produce wine. In addition, the campo will be supported with more technology and improved seeds.
Trejo commented that he also achieved an arrangement for the signing of a sister city agreement with the city of Beaune, whose mayor is familiar with San Miguel. The agreement is to be signed in July 2014. This, according to Trejo, would make San Miguel a sister city of the most important French city in terms of quality wine production, which would be a very important support for future projects.
The economic results of this trip, noted Trejo, should be evident in four years, and the infrastructure and vineyards must be established by July 2014.
On June 28, the fifth ordinary session of the Mayor’s Day was held in San Miguel. Carlos Zamarripa, the state attorney general, commented that in San Miguel the indexes of felonies such as residential burglaries and thefts from vehicles have decreased. Trejo noted that the Public Security Department will work to shut down vendors who are not able to prove they legally purchased the goods they sell; most of the electronic devices stolen from houses and vehicles are sold in the tianguis. In addition, Trejo said that they are working on a project to have the best-illuminated city in the country. Governor Miguel Márquez Márquez also attended this session.