Authorities in Querétaro have announced a joint investment of 265 million pesos (US $14.5 million) on projects ranging from road repairs to housing in the municipality of San Juan del Río.
Governor Francisco Domínguez Servién said the infrastructure program would entail 2,784 different projects that will benefit 33 communities in the municipality.
Road improvements, sewage disposal, sidewalks, educational infrastructure and housing — additional rooms, better bathrooms and other home improvements — will get 106 million pesos to be contributed by the state and municipal governments.
Domínguez also announced the modernization of the highway connecting the town of San Pedro Ahuacatlán with federal highway 120.
A two-kilometer-long stretch will be bumped to four lanes and a bike path and sidewalks will be added.
A five-kilometer section of the road connecting the communities of La Valla and La Llave will be enlarged to one and a half lanes, and will also be furnished with a bike path and sidewalks.
The investment in San Juan del Río is a continuation of projects started last year, and will include the expansion of a drainage system intended to reduce the risk of flooding.
The state Secretary of Social Development said projects are proposed by citizen committees created at the neighborhood and town levels.
The municipality of about 300,000 people is located on Mexico’s central plateau.
Source: El Universal (sp)