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During the “At the Crossroads of Opportunity”Arizona – Mexico Commission meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ June 1st and 2nd, Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich and her Arizona counterpart Doug Ducey signed a Memorandum of Understanding meant to further promote completion of the Puerto Peñasco Home Port while opening supply lines to Arizona firms.
The Puerto Peñasco Home Port, begun in December 2013, has progressed about 50% and represents an important project for the area in promising to be the closest home port to Arizona.
Governor Ducey deemed the present agreement to be an opportunity for both states, which would provide multiple benefits to vacationers. He highlighted the 2016 agreement from the Arizona-Mexico Commission in strengthening the Lucid Motors projects (with supplies coming from Mexico), noting the Puerto Peñasco Home Port would be similar in that supplies and many cruise goers would come from Arizona.
Jorge Valdés, Puerto Peñasco Coordinator of Economic Development, present at the Mexico-Arizona Commission on behalf of Mayor Kiko Munro, emphasized the importance of this announcement made by both governors in demonstrating the true interest in seeing this project become a reality.
He remarked among other topics addressed at the binational gathering was that of the urgent need to broaden the two entry lanes at the Sonoyta-Lukeville border crossing. He noted a budget is in place for the first phase of this project, which should begin at some point this year.