Repairs to over 100 kilometers of farm to market roads begins in Chapala
The program began in Atotonilquillo and will be replicated in the other ejidos [communally-owned land] of the municipality, including indigenous communities
The Mayor of Chapala, accompanied by ejido residents, public officials from the Municipality and the State Government
Editor. – The President of Chapala, Alejandro de Jesús Aguirre Curiel, announced the repair of 90 kilometers of farm-to-market roads during the start of the works in the ejido or communally-owned area of Potrero David López, in the Atotonilquillo delegation.
The work began with the receipt of heavy machinery from the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) through the Rural Development Directorate and the machinery module and the boards of directors of the ejido areas.
«Today we start with this commitment to refurbish the farm-to-market roads; this is coordinated with you (ejido representatives), in the sense that you have a part and the Municipal Government another part. We thank SADER for the coordination and support of machinery to be able to give a prompt and timely response to the ejidos of our delegation and the municipality of Chapala,» said Aguirre Curiel.
These actions will allow for the rehabilitation of approximately 30 kilometers of road in
Atotonilquillo and approximately 100 kilometers throughout the municipality. The program began in Atotonilquillo and will be replicated in the other ejidos of the municipality, including the indigenous communities.
«We have been in the government office only a month and a half, and it has not been an easy start. I would like us to be faster, but due to budget issues and conditions we will not describe in detail, it was not the best way to start our administration. However, we have resolved some of the problems and we have made progress and achieved many results,» said the mayor of Chapala.
Through a press release, the Municipality reported that, «the renewal of the heavy machinery agreement with the State Government will allow improving the connectivity of communities, plots, ejido areas and the economy of producers; supporting farmers in their agri-food production processes in Chapala, as well as facilitating their transit through the farm-to-market roads located within the municipality».
Translated by Kerry Watson