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AMLO: Roughly $250M in port, road projects on tap to aid Guaymas

Mexico’s president recently detailed major infrastructure investments that will help the Sonoran port city of Guaymas.

In the initial phase, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that some 5 billion pesos — or roughly $250 million — will be invested in the city’s port, as well as a new highway to the city.

Half of that will go toward modernizing the port itself: reinforcing docks, expanding the port and adding cranes, according to AMLO, as the president is widely known. That will make it easier to use for shipping grains and cars produced in Sonora, which sometimes have to be moved as far south as Sinaloa to be loaded onto ship.

The other half of the money will go toward the highway, which will substantially reduce travel times from neighboring Chihuahua.

Murphy Woodhouse was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2018 to 2023.