Governor hopes to see highway open in 6 months

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Oaxaca Governor Salomón Jara, who took office on Dec. 1, has weighed in on the new Puerto Escondido-Oaxaca highway, charging that a “lack of political craftsmanship” has delayed its completion.

The governor suggested that the previous government lacked the necessary political craftsmanship to attend to the land dispute between Sola de Vega and San Vicente Coatlán. But he predicted that the project could be completed in the next six months.

Jara said a proposal has been made by the federal government to purchase the disputed land, for the benefit of both municipalities of Sola de Vega and San Vicente Coatlán. “We are already beginning talks,” he said.

He explained that Sola de Vega had benefited by a resolution of the agrarian court, but the disputed land is held by the inhabitants of San Vicente Coatlán. What is required is an agreement whereby the federal government can acquire a part of that land for Coatlán, “which could resolve things.”

Jara said his administration is already at work along with the federal Ministry of Communications and Transportation, collaborating in the creation of the necessary conditions. 

“I am sure that the super highway to the coast will be finished [in 2023] . . . yes, I am certain that it will be, because it interests me in a very special way and I hope that it will not take more than six months, and that we have it for the good of everyone.”

With reports by NVI Noticias


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