The governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, and the Mayor of Mexicali, Norma Alicia Bustamante Martínez, announced the change of headquarters of the Solid Waste Transfer Center that is located next to the Mexicali lagoon system that affects the environment and the health of thousands of people.
At the Transfer Center, the governor explained that for decades the space was allowed to be located within the urban area of Mexicali, so together the state and municipal governments made a forceful decision for the benefit of the ecosystem, the citizenship, and the more than 400 scavengers who work there.
“Today we can tell thousands of Mexicali families that the Transfer Center is going to be relocated,” stressed the head of the State Executive Branch.
Marina del Pilar recognized the staff of the Municipal Public Services Department who daily collect up to 750 tons of garbage in the different communities of the state capital.
“The Lagunas Park is now open for Mexicali families, come visit it. It is the greatest effort in the last 60 years. It has been 60 years since a park was built in Mexicali, today it is being done and will prohibit the construction of subdivisions in the polygons close to this environmental development carried out by the State Government and the Government of Mexicali, where families will live unforgettable moments with nature,” she expressed.
She added that past governments, out of economic interest, changed land uses aimed at environmental conservation to generate business with developers, a situation that will be reversed.
For her part, Bustamante Martínez explained that the new Transfer Center will be far from the city, but will apply technology for more efficient garbage management, as well as to improve the working conditions of the people who work there.
The head of the XXIV City Council of Mexicali recognized the Laguna México park project in the lagoon system and highlighted that the issuance of land uses and construction permits in the area will be prohibited, as a measure to safeguard the natural environment.
“To give you an idea of the State Government’s project, go around the Laguna Park, and this is how the entire lagoon system will look. The new Transfer Center will respect all health regulations and will allow the work of the scavengers to be worthy,” the mayor said.