Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) is investing some 11.3bn pesos (US$950mn) in highway projects in the country's central-western region, according to SCT state offices coordinator Julen Rementería del Puerto.
The budget includes 998mn pesos for Aguascalientes, 1.82bn pesos for Guanajuato, 2.94bn pesos for Jalisco, 844mn pesos for Colima, 2.06bn pesos for Michoacán, 949mn pesos for Nayarit and 1.69bn pesos for San Luis Potosí, local press reported.
Some 5.13bn pesos have already been allocated to carry out 28 projects within the region. Another 32 projects involving 282km of highways prioritized under national infrastructure program PNI will require an investment of 23.8bn pesos.
Projects include the Pátzcuaro-Uruapan and Costera Michoacán highways in Michoacán state which will cost 2.1bn pesos and 3bn pesos respectively.
Other works include a highway connecting cities Valles and Tamuín in San Luis Potosí, and the 179km Jala-Las Varas-Puerto Vallarta highway in Jalisco and Nayarit states, budgeted at some 9.8bn pesos.