Guanajuato, Mexico, Aug. 16 (Notimex).-The government of Guanajuato has invested more than 1.2 billion pesos in tourist infrastructure in the last five years, mainly in improving the urban image in historic centers of cities such as San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Celaya and Salamanca, dignifying buildings and monuments in 36 of the 46 state municipalities.
In a statement, Fernando Olivera Rocha, Minister of State Tourism, indicated that resources have been allocated in the signaling of routes and tourist circuits, as well as video mapping projects in Magic Towns to generate extra overnight stays, as well as lighting emblematic and artistic buildings to promote better nocturnal experiences.
“This year we estimate an investment in the order of 70 million pesos in collaboration with the federal Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) , municipalities and ourselves,” he said.
Among the works that stand out for this 2017, is the last stage of the center of attention to visitors of San Miguel de Allende, a project in which resources from the Federation, the state and the municipality, are involved and will allow the construction of a parking lot with a thousand parking spaces at the entrance of San Miguel de Allende.
“In San Miguel de Allende this year we are going to invest six million pesos, which is the last stage for flattening the parking area and the last stage of the visitor center building,” said Olivera Rocha.
Also for this year, resources will be destined to the six old districts of Leon, where for seven years the rescue of the Historical Center has been carried out, through the project known as the Route of the Pedestrian (Ruta del Peatón).
The state official said that the first half of this year have reported hotel investments totaling almost 1.5 billion pesos, with the arrival of seven new hotels.
In the accumulated of the almost five years of the current government, 9.5 billion pesos have been invested already, and it is estimated that the state administration will close with 11 billion pesos and the arrival of one hundred hotels and nine thousand rooms in the 2013-2018: 5-year period.
For the second half of this year five more hotels are expected to open, said the state official.
In addition, during these five years there has been a constant annual growth in hotel investment of almost 2 billion pesos.