San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, November 12, 2021. –During his participation in the Sea of Cortés 2021 Forum, held in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Governor Rubén Rocha Moya pointed out that Sinaloa offers excellent areas of opportunity for private investment, mainly in logistics, thanks to the connection that it has with Texas, the United States, both by road and rail.
The Sinaloan president participated in this Forum together with his counterparts from Baja California Sur, Víctor Manuel Castro Cossío; from Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila; and from Nayarit, Ángel Navarro Quintero. It should be noted that the governor of Sonora, Alfonso Durazo Montaño apologized for not being present, as he was in turn host of the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who held a working tour of Hermosillo this Friday.
Rocha Moya considered that the five states that make up this region have many themes in common, such as tourism, agriculture, fishing, and security, which may be detonated together to consolidate an economic corridor, with the purpose of encouraging private investment . “We are a corridor with many potentialities and we are going to be able to detonate them together, fortunately we have many coincidences between the governor and the governors of this area,” said the Sinaloan president.
At the meeting, the state president said that Sinaloa currently has a foreign investment of 5 billion dollars, but that it can be increased by exploiting all areas of opportunity, and in this regard, he made mention of logistics for transportation, given its connection. with Texas, the United States, by rail through the Chepe, and by road with the Mazatlán-Durango highway, in addition to another alternative route that is currently being built and that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will inaugurate in 2023, such as the San highway. Ignacio-Tayoltita, Durango.
“I want to comment on the areas of opportunity in Sinaloa, that we effectively have the issue of primary production, but also the areas of opportunity are in logistics, we already have a connection with Texas, by road and by train in the case of the Chepe here in Los Mochis, and by road through Mazatlán. Another highway is being opened that the president will conclude no later than 2023, and it is also a connection with Texas, “he explained.
He stressed that there is a project to create a new port near Mazatlán, which also has a continental rail connection, coming from Canada, passing through the west coast of the United States and ending in Sinaloa.
“That area of investment opportunity is logistics, to be able to move merchandise and even connect with ports, because the ports of California are already very saturated; we are offering this way investment that we believe would greatly enhance the wealth of our state, “he said.
Rocha Moya referred to one of the major projects that were addressed in July during a previous meeting in Hermosillo between the five leaders, (then governors-elect), which is the tourism sector, which refers to the creation of a cruise ship corridor in the Sea of Cortez, which would consist of 36 coastal municipalities and 12 protected natural areas, through three routes: the North, which will cover San Felipe, Loreto, San Carlos, Guaymas, Bahía Kino, Puerto Libertad, Puerto Peñasco; the South, in Guaymas, Mulegé, Los Cabos and Topolobampo; and a third with a tour of Mazatlán, San Blas and Islas Marías.
On this occasion, Governor Rubén Rocha Moya considered that the most convenient thing is for said cruise company to be private, without the participation of state governments, to encourage the participation of businessmen, while the task of governments will be to provide facilities. to realize this ambitious interstate tourism project.
“With regard to the cruise, I am in favor of even being private because it is very difficult for five states to agree to make a parastatal, and even more if we mess with the private ones and make a combination that makes it difficult. I have the idea that this cruise should be a private company, a group of investors, “he said.