Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Fondo de Zona Federal Marítima (Federal Maritime Zone Fund) will invest 6 Million Pesos in the repair of Malecón II, also known as the 'Sails Malecón,' or the extension of the Malecón south of the Rio Cuale in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This is a federal fund, which means that the City will not have to add anything.
José Luis Díaz Borioli, sub-Director of PV’s Department of Tourism, stated that this is a very simple project, designed by architect Ricardo Agraz Orozco, which entails the change of the brick ground cover to one of transversal washed cement bars, similar to those installed on the main part of the downtown Malecón.
Borioli also pointed out that the work is being done as quickly as possible in order to inconvenience business owners there as little as possible during the project's 8 week duration. The project also includes painting the planters and reinforcing the bases of the various sculptures there.
He also acknowledged the fact that this is not the most adequate time to do this construction work while Mexican tourists are visiting, but it has to be done before the end of the current administration’s term in office. The use of the federal funds will be supervised by federal authorities.
For the time being, the food vendors that used to be in front of Vitea Restaurant were relocated to the main square until the second stage of the work begins, although it is possible that they'll remain there for the duration of the project.(Source: Jazmín Cámara - prensaglobal.com)