Construction Continues In Mexico.
Governor Duarte in Chihuahua and Governor Lopez in Sinaloa, both committed publicly to the future of La Entrada al Pacifico during the early stages of their respective campaigns, and both are now following through with those promises as they begin their new administrations.
On October 14th, Governor Duarte's office announced $20 million (USD) in funding for 2011 to continue work on the roadway between San Rafael and Bahuichivo. In 2010, the State of Chihuahua had spent $12 million (USD) for 12 kilometers of roadway in the area. The 2011 funding announcement will be to construct an additional 17 kilometers between the two communities.
Incoming MOTRAN Chairman Robin Donnelly was enthusiastic about the news. "Since we began this project, people have always been hesitant about whether our partners in Mexico would follow through with their plans. Yet, even during their own troubling economic times, the states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa believe strongly in the idea that improved mobility and access to the global markets is an investment that will ultimately strengthen our economies."