The federal administration headed by the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) stated that megaprojects and other works infrastructure will be considered public interest and national security, this due to its importance to promote the nation project of Q4.
Through a publication made in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF), López Obrador reported an agreement in which this news is ratified. It also explains that this is done in accordance with the faculty conferred by the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (CPEUM) in Article 89, section I.
This agreement consists of three essential articles. The first explains that “it is declared of public interest and national security to carry out projects and works by the Government of Mexico associated with infrastructure of the sectors communications, telecommunications, customs, border, hydraulic, water, environment, tourism, health, railways, railways in all their energy modalities, ports, airports and those that, due to their purpose, characteristics, nature, complexity and magnitude, are considered priority and / or strategic for national development”.
The second point indicates the instruction turned to dependencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration for “Grant provisional authorization to the presentation and / or obtaining of the opinions, permits or licenses necessary to start the projects or works referred to in the previous article, and thereby guarantee their timely execution, the expected social benefit and the exercise of the authorized budgets”.
Finally, the third article defines the provisional authorization, which will have “uA validity of twelve months, counted from its issuance, period in which the definitive authorization must be obtained, in accordance with the applicable provisions ”.
Regarding the argumentation to substantiate the need for the provisions of this agreement, the head of the federal executive highlighted that Mexico needs to solidity, dynamism, competitiveness, permanence and equity to the growth of the economy and political, social and cultural democratization.
“Mexico requires infrastructure to promote its development in an inclusive manner and bring opportunities to the most lagging regions in the communications, telecommunications, customs, border, hydraulic, water, environment, tourism, health, railways, railways sectors in all its modalities, energy, ports, airports, and other priority and / or strategic sectors that contribute to the growth and national security of the country “
He also stressed that it is “Public interest and national security” the development and growth of the infrastructure in charge of the agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration, in order to translate this into a collective benefit for Mexican society.
By emphasizing infrastructure works for economic development, it is understood that the megaprojects of the so-called 4Q will have particular relevance: the Maya Trend that it will unite five states (Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Chiapas and Campeche) to provide tourist, cargo and mobility services; the Petróleos Mexicanos Refinery (Pemex) which is built in Two mouths, Tabasco; the Tren Transítsmico, which will unite the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific by establishing a railway section from the port of Veracruz to the coast of Oaxaca; and the Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA), in Santa Lucía, State of Mexico.
Finally, it should be noted that the characteristic that the president has just granted to the infrastructure works could provide opacity construction processes, this by not have the obligation to disclose the details of the contracts established between agencies and with private service providers.