Noise complaints shut down a nightspot in Puerto Escondido this week during a two-day visit by inspectors from the state environmental protection agency Propaeo.
They also stopped construction on a a project for lack of an environmental permit.
The inspectors programmed their visit in response to citizen complaints about excessive noise coming out from establishments operating in Puerto and Zicatela Beach at night.
They found that one of the establishments mentioned in the complaints was exceeding decibel limits and proceeded to suspend it.
The inspectors also verified the compliance with environmental regulations of various construction sites, suspending all activity at one of them for lacking federal environmental authorization.
The suspension will be lifted only when all environmental permits have been regularized before the federal environment ministry, Propaeo stated.
Propaeo head José Ernesto Ruiz López explained that the status of other construction sites varied: “Some were closed by Profepa for not having their authorizations, while others are working within the framework of the law. This is progress, it means that there is the intention and the will to do things right.”
Ruiz added that inspection visits contribute to guaranteeing the right of everyone to an adequate environment for their development and well-being through the enforcement of current environmental regulations.
El Sol de Puerto