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Fonatur’s Failure to Repair Sinkhole Impacts Riviera Maya Tourism

Sinkholes in the Playa-Cancun and Playa-Tulum sections of highway 307 have caused millions of dollars in losses to tourism sector, says CCERM president, Lenin Amaro Betancourt.

The inaction of the federal authorities to repair the sinkholes in the in the stretch of highway between Playa del Carmen and Cancun has caused economic losses in millions to the tourism sector, says Lenin Amaro Betancourt, President of the Riviera Maya Business Coordinating Council (CCERM).

The businessman points out that hundreds of thousands of dollars are lost every day as a result of the slowness and inaction of the Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (FONATUR) in the repair of the sinkholes on highway 307.

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He explained that both faults occurred at the edges of the federal highway both in the Cancun-Playa del Carmen section, at Playa Paraiso, and in the Playa del Carmen-Tulum section south of Puerto Aventuras, and that neither of them has been repaired to date.

“The detours and the reduction to a single lane on those stretches are some of the damages,” he said, which also generate discomfort among travelers who are delayed in getting to their hotels or to the airport.

Amaro Betancourt pointed out that the delay in the works generates an unbearable delay in vehicular traffic, not to mention the damage to the environment generated by the delay of the vehicles to remain so long stranded on the side of the road.

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“Every day, we receive complaints from tourists and local people who suffer delays in the area”, explains the CCERM leader, mainly due to the lack of information outside the destination about the problem on the highway and Fonatur’s lack of interest in resolving the problem.

In view of this situation, the president of CCERM, Lenin Amaro Betancourt, made an urgent call to the federal agencies involved in resolving the highway problem, to solve it and stop inhibiting and degrading the connectivity of Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Source: La Verdad Noticias