Published On: Thu, Apr 5th, 2018

Chetumal is officially declared Metropolitan Area

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The state government of Quintana Roo reported on April 1 that Chetumal was included in the new 15 metropolitan areas that were approved this year throughout the country, which means that the city will recieve federal resources for urban infrastructure.

The new metropolitan area of ​​Chetumal is a source of pride for the south of the state. It covers a total area of ​​nine thousand square kilometers, which includes the Nicolás Bravo, Javier Rojo Gómez, Álvaro Obregón, Sergio Butrón Casas and Calderitas communities, with the city of Chetumal as its central axis.

Chetumal was included in the new 15 metropolitan areas. (Photo: pixabay)

224 thousand people live in the state capital and the five surrounding communities. With this inclusion, Quintana Roo already has two metropolitan areas, the first decreed in 2009 and made up of the municipalities of Benito Juárez and Isla Mujeres, where the towns located in the fringe of Isla Mujeres, Cancún and Alfredo V. Bonfil are integrated.

According to the rules of operation, “metropolitan areas” comprehend municipalities with a city of more than 500,000 inhabitants. As well as those cities with 200,000 residennts or more, located on the country’s border or in coastal areas.

The inclusion of the new metropolitan area of ​​Chetumal is already published on the official website of SEDATU and the territory is considered within the Budget of Expenditures of the Federation 2018, so programs and projects in the area will be proposed with that investment in mind.




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