New road connects 10 rural communities
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
Miguel Márquez Márquez, the governor of Guanajuato, visited the rural community of Cruz del Palmar to inaugurate the road that will connect more than 10 communities such as Montecillo de Nieto, San Isidro de Bandita, El Salto, La Cuadrilla and Banda, among others. Seven kilometers of roadway had already been laid, and with funding from federal, state and local sources, amounting to 12 million pesos, three more kilometers were finished. Márquez said that with the new pavement cars will last longer. Nubia Mayorga Delgado, director of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Communities (CDI), commented that two more kilometers of roadway will be constructed, and they are already working to get the permits from the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation. She also commented that the roads in indigenous communities will allow inhabitants easier access to health and educational services. The inhabitants performed a ritual for the inauguration.
The same day, a group of indigenous women received federal resources to start workshops, family orchards and other microbusinesses. With this support they can begin to improve their quality of life; Mayorga commented that women excel at administration and are hard workers with a good sense of responsibility and decision making. Additional financial resources were handed over to support justice and gender equality.
During this event, San Miguel’s mayor, Mauricio Trejo, asked for Mayorga’s support for the construction of a much-needed bridge in La Cuadrilla. She responded affirmatively, stating that the bridge will be built with financial resources from the federal (70 percent) and state governments (30 percent).