President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that Javier Jiménez Espriú leaves the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT).
He will be replaced by the engineer Jorge Arganis Díaz Leal, who was secretary of Works during the government of Marcelo Ebrard in Mexico City.
Jiménez Espriú thanked the president for «his understanding and respect for the decision to separate me from office.» It confirmed that the reason was the difference that the secretariats of the Defence and Navy were in charge of controlling the country’s customs and ports.
«It has been a great satisfaction I am still faithful and loyal to the purposes and projects of the Fourth Transformation, you will have a Mexican citizen who will be supporting your project,» Jiménez Espriú said.
He told Arganis that he gave him a Secretariat «different to the one we received, there is no corruption anymore, it was a complicated complex and full of rot, he will have a dignified Secretariat»
Who is Jorge Arganis
Jorge Arganis Díaz Leal, is a civil engineer graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of UNAM, where he has been a professor for 24 years.
In 1963, he worked in the General Directorate of Projects and Laboratories of the Secretariat of Public Works, and then as resident engineer in the General Directorate of Works and Facilities of UNAM; he was Technical Advisor to the General Directorate of PEMEX; Director of the Alumni Society of the Faculty of Engineering (SEFI) and the National Chamber of the Construction Industry (CNIC).
He has also worked at Grupo ICA, was a consultant to The Company Nielsen-Wurster Group, Inc.
Between 1998 and 2006 he served as General Manager of the Asphalt Plant in Mexico City. That year he was appointed Secretary of Works and Services of the capital during the government of Marcelo Ebrard, who currently holds the Mexican Chancellery.
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