translated from Spanish: API would invest more than 200 million pesos in development of Lázaro Cárdenas: Alfredo Ramírez

Morelia, Michoacan.-in November, on the initiative of Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla, the State Congress approved a warrant for that port revenues are invested in Lazaro Cardenas, for what the Deputy of Morena held that the Senate approve port precincts of the country to allocate 30 per cent of its resources to the development of the municipalities in which they are.
With the reform of articles 30, 37, 41 and 42 of the ports act, passed by the Senate, port administrations are forced to invest 30 per cent of its annual surplus revenues in urban infrastructure and means of communication; breach of this provision may involve the revocation of permits and concessions.
The local legislator pointed out that the administration port Integral (API) Lázaro Cárdenas generates annual surplus revenues in the order of the 850 billion pesos, on average, same that are reinstated to the Ministry of finance and public credit (SHCP), Since the legal and regulatory framework did not permit that they were invested outside the port area.
While the Michoacan port has experienced great growth and exercised an important leadership in international trade in Mexico, added Ramirez Bedolla, Lázaro Cárdenas remains a town with significant lag social, where more than 41 percent of their population lives in conditions of poverty.
It held that the reform to the law on ports, the Lázaro Cárdenas API could invest annually more than 200 million pesos in urban infrastructure and means of communication of the Buenos Aires municipality.
In order to reduce the inequality gap, Alfredo Ramírez promoted in November 2018 a warrant to the Government of Mexico and to the Congress of the Union so that they drive a set of actions oriented towards the integral development of the port and town of Lazarus Cárdenas. With the unanimous support of all the political forces, the legislature urge a: * promote the consolidation of the economic zone special Lazaro Cardenas-la Union (ZEE)
* implement a complementary to the ZEE zone
* reallocate income surplus of the port authority to investment in public works and social
* consider the transfer of the General coordination of ports and merchant marine in Michoacan.
«The reform approved in the Senate pays off a historic debt with Buenos Aires municipalities which only resented the impact of port activities, but did not participate in the generation of wealth», said Ramirez Bedolla, and stressed that the gaps are unacceptable from inequality between the development of ports, and the backlog of the municipalities, so that the reform represents an important step towards social equity.
Fuente:monitor Expresso

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