During her participation in the 35th Meeting of Ambassadors and Consuls, the governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, presented a series of binational coordination strategies that have given significant results to boost the border region. These strategies have addressed key issues such as water and energy, strengthening bilateral cooperation between Mexico and the United States, and consolidating the entity as a national leader in foreign investment.
In her message, the Baja California state leader explained that the state constitutes one of the most important binational regions in the world, since the Calibaja region brings together around seven million citizens, with an economic dynamic of enormous relevance, which has generated the need to detonate projects in those dimensions.
The head of the Executive Branch of the State of Baja California gave as an example projects such as Punta Colonet, the Tijuana Elevated Viaduct and, particularly, the Otay II Garita, recognizing the 90 percent progress in the execution of the work promoted by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, through the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), which has made a difference in the development of infrastructure throughout the country.
Regarding water development, Marina del Pilar mentioned the construction of the San Antonio de los Buenos Plant in the municipality of Tijuana, which will represent a permanent solution to avoid the discharge of wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the priorities for the current state administration are sanitation and water supply, an aspect that has a high-impact binational implication because it is the most dynamic border region in the world.
“In addition to the strategic projects that have been carried out by the State government, where we are investing over eight thousand 500 million pesos in these first two years of government, which is more than what was invested in three previous administrations. Well, without a doubt it is a huge financial challenge for Baja California, but we know that it will also translate into well-being and development for all families,” the governor said.
Marina del Pilar highlighted during her participation in a panel of specialists that Baja California is among the regions with the greatest foreign direct investment, which also positions it as one of the main regions in job creation. She also highlighted the economic strategy that promotes varied models, such as nearshoring, and support for innovative industries, such as semiconductors.
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alicia Bárcena, was present at the event; the governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama; the governor of Sonora, Alfonso Durazo; among other governors, as well as diplomatic representatives of the country and representatives of the armed forces.