Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - During an interview on Friday, Jalisco Tourism Secretary Enrique Ramos Flores told AZ Noticias that two important projects that will greatly benefit Puerto Vallarta - rebuilding the Cuale River staircase and rehabilitating Los Muertos Pier - will be completed before the current administration ends.
Although he acknowledged that they don't currently have the resources to carry out both projects, he said that the issue would be resolved in the coming months and that, with the participation of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, City Council and Jalisco Tourism Secretariat, the work will be done before he retires from his position in December.
Ramos Flores said that the Isla Rio Cuale project is his biggest concern. The official explained that since the governor of the state made a commitment to the rebuilding of the staircase that leads to the island, he will see that it's constructed before he leaves the tourism office. In that sense, he added that about one million pesos will be invested for this project.
With regard to the rehabilitation of Los Muertos Pier he said that, since it has become an emblem of Puerto Vallarta over the past couple of years, its refurbishment is a priority for the destination. He added that, after the pier's renovation, maintenance must be performed on a permanent basis to prevent deterioration, which is the municipal government's responsibility.
"The pier project warrants the support of both the state and the municipality," he said, "because in its current condition, there's a high risk of it suffering major damage."Original article translated and edited by Diego Sancho for BanderasNews.com.