Report from Governor Márquez
By Jesús Aguado
At the Parque Bicentenario, Guanajuato Governor Miguel Márquez Márquez gave his fourth government report, highlighting the investment to expand of the BJX airport as well as the construction of a 6-kilometer-long funicular railway.
Before public servants of the federation, state, and municipalities, as well as the general public, Governor Márquez announced that, Sky Plus will be constructed, on an area of 80 hectares adjacent to the BJX airport in León. There, companies leading in the aerospace sector will establish facilities. “This will also be a space for the maintenance of helicopters and planes, as well as for manufacturing pieces for the industry,” noted the governor. In addition he said that there will be an area under security surveillance. This project will have an investment of more than 6 billion pesos and will offer direct employment for 1,600 people as well as four indirect positions.
In the tourism sector, Guanajuato received 65 million visitors in the last three years—Mexican and foreign—who generated revenue of 200 billion pesos; in addition that sector generated 155,000 jobs. Márquez highlighted that in 2015 the National Secretary of Tourism ranked Guanajuato sixth among the most visited states. In the last three years, BJX received more than 4 million passengers, which motivated the private and public sector to invest 270 million pesos to amplify and improve the current facilities this year.
Regarding safety, Márquez said that 62 gangs were broken up in the state; their main activities were kidnapping and house and car robberies. Also, more than 3,000 stolen vehicles were recovered.
Márquez announced that a 6.4-kilometer funicular railway will be constructed in the Parque Bicentenario. It will feature 100 tele-cabins with the highest standards of safety. The new attraction will have a capacity of 600 passengers.