By José Antonio Pérez
District II local representative Lázaro Espinoza Mendívil reports, though it wasn’t easy, the Sonoran State Congress approved the allocation of funds for a desalination plant in Puerto Peñasco, along with monies for a new landfill, among other measures.
This approval, detailed Espinoza Mendívil, was part of efforts to advance the 2020 budgets of the 72 municipal administrations in the state, along with the State budget.
In the specific case of Puerto Peñasco, he furthered, the municipality was given authorization to pursue contracting a Mexican company to develop an executive project, build, equip, finance, and operate a much sought-after desalination plant. The State budget earmarked an additional 40 million pesos to Puerto Peñasco for the specific purpose of building a new land fill, expanding the general hospital, school renovations, and the paving of streets. An additional 2.3 million pesos were approved to support oyster harvesters, while the budget for the fishing sector was increased from 16.2 to 25 million pesos.
Representative Espinoza expressed his satisfaction in obtaining these funds, stating it is always worth the effort to obtain greater benefits for the people of Puerto Peñasco and across the state.