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By: Victor Salazar
ROCKY POINT, SONORA.
Due to a request from the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) and a longstanding concern of the council, the municipal Public Works (OP in spanish) Department will conduct an unprecedented work in this city, by building an obelisk, which will have several uses between government official event and along with events of Semar, said Fernando Curiel Navarro.
The Director of Public Works (OP) of this city, revealed exclusively that the obelisk that plans to build, will serve as a venue for civic events and solemn both the Navy and the City, so that the obelisk will be built on the esplanade boardwalk (Rocky Point´s malecon).
“As we all know and everybody has seen, the Navy has always supported us with marching bands and their elements in different events, and what better than these events, with an obelisk look more worthy of admiration and in a place like the waterfront, we want with the obelisk, even more prominence to this iconic area of the city, “he said.
Curiel Navarro explained that the malecon´s esplanade is the place where the obelisk will be biult, as it is an area of more wide and open to visitors and locals, popular and comprehensive civic events will take place in town and for this nature, the town also will bear the investment costs of the obelisk, and Marina provide monumental flag and plaque commemorating the sailors who will be commemorated every year.
“The work is not yet started, the work is to be defined, what we do know is that the work will be a concrete building covered with granite, is a fast work, commitment to have it ready by June but we can have it before, May this be ready, “he said.
The head chief of OP said that the height of the obelisk will be between 10 and 13 feet tall, which will further enhance the levee, the city and will be a work worthy of inheriting for future administrations and society itself peñaquense.
Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Rodrigo Munro accompanied by Rubén Gracia General Coordinator of Civil Protection in the State as well as Rubén Martínez Salido inaugurated the new office remodeling Fire Station Cmte Alfonso Sanchez Miranda ¨ ¨. In the presence of the elements of fire and then the Board meeting that makes up this instance, the Mayor performed the ribbon-cutting marked the beginning of operations of the renovated facilities. Zepeda Munro thanked the Board members, congratulating the ¨ · Who Smoke swallows are always there to safeguard the integrity of Puertopeñasquenses as it was during this Holy Week which together with the various agencies were able to white balance. ° This is being done is for the Fire Department but also for all the people of Puerto Peñasco I want to congratulate you all for your work and for always being there when you need them citizenship ¨, he said. On behalf of the Governor Guillermo Padres Elias, Ruben Rodrigo Gracia extended a big congratulations to all who make up the Fire Department for their work and make good use of resources which demonstrates the interest that has to work in benefit of Puerto Peñasco. Highlighted the work that has been been doing together, adding how important it is working in coordination with ability and enthusiasm by the public. The Head of the Municipal Civil Protection, Ruben Salinas welcomed those attending this significant event, which highlighted the work done so far is Puerto Peñasco for this department has an office development worthy of work. He thanked the efforts and the support from the Mayor who is always attentive and was able to listen to suggestions and needs that this unit has. He called on all his staff to continue their efforts by inviting them to put twice as dedication and commitment to continue watching and caring for all who live in our city. The event was also attended by the Secretary José Ramón Campos Santos, Trustee Attorney Noe Bañaga Farías, Fernando Andrés Sosa Day Sector Naval Admiral Luis López López Regidor, etc.
With the commitment and support of the Governor of Sonora, William Father Elias, the state began collecting Mexican Red Cross with the slogan: “With your help we can move forward.”
The State Executive gave the keys of thirteen ambulances were delivered to representatives of municipalities in Hermosillo, Obregón, Agua Prieta, Villa Juarez, Ures, Imuris, Caborca, Guaymas, San Luis Rio Colorado and the Red Cross delegation in Sonora.
Guillermo Padres, said that nine ambulances were able to acquire thanks to the voluntary contribution to society through the exchange program and the remaining plaques was a contribution of one million 600 thousand dollars extra from the State Government.
“A Red Cross thank you to remain an attractive face that has a helping hand to others when they most need, the year the Red Cross gives us a great service and the collection is a good opportunity to demonstrate how much we matter ”
Accompanied by his wife Ivette Dagnino’s father, the governor of Sonora set the example and was the first to make its voluntary contribution to the campaign, then were the different representatives of the Ministries and state agencies who have joined with your gift.
For his part, Carlos Freaner Figueroa, Red Cross delegate in Sonora Sonoran society thanked for their input and made a call to continue contributing to the noble institution that is only maintained the good will of the Sonoran.
He explained that in 2010, Sonora Red Cross provided transportation services 110 000 pre-hospital medical services and 150 thousand from the 37 in the state through its thousand 600 lifeguards.
Padres also presented to the Governor a report on the financial situation of the institution a transparent way the resources and reaffirm its commitment to the Sonoran society who invited to make their voluntary contributions to continue providing 302 services daily.
For a month, aid workers and Red Cross volunteers undertake collections in the main streets of the city with the goal of exceeding the 11 million pesos that were donated last year and that will continue to serve families in Sonora.
Sonora Red Cross
110 000 ambulance services
150 medical services and consultation
302 daily services
13 ambulances were delivered equipped
With the goal of having more police forces trained and equipped to provide better service to citizens the Public Security Bureau launched the “Training Program 2011 ¨ the elements of the Municipal Police provides 16 workshops to be held this year .
Items such as weapons and shooting, human rights, police ethics, basic manual, reporting among others are part of this training will be given to police officers by the City and the Grant for Municipal Public Security (Subsemun) in addition to the Institute of Public Safety of the State (ISSPE).
On behalf of Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro, the Secretary José Ramón Campos Santos welcomed the audience by emphasizing the great importance that have this type of training for agents, which will help them continue with due regard to the public.
He stressed that these programs allow them to better public servants, men and parents, instilling respect for the peñasquenses, stressing the commitment of the Municipal Government to continue providing the necessary tools to do a better job.
“This course is for the benefit of you, to continue honoring this corporation and what care is their job, all in support of our community,” he said.
Highlighted the work of the Inhabitant of the efforts so far to the elements that make up the Municipal Police have this kind of training and a good team, hoping this will become one of the best in the state and national levels, said Santos Campos.
For its part, the Director of Public Safety Lazaro Hernandez Bravo said that these workshops will give better guidance elements and preparation for the city, and inspire warmth and trustingly on people.
He urged the staff of this corporation to put total dedication and commitment during this training which is part of a better preparation to continue with their daily work to the benefit of the integrity of the inhabitants of this Municipality
It will be next March 31 when starting the National Collection of Mexican Red Cross delegation to Puerto Penasco, and will be there until May 1, whose goal is to raise 250,000 pesos, said Jorge Valdez Felix.
The Chairman of the distinguished institution indicated that in this municipal collection will be present in the main boulevards, cruises, businesses and schools in the city, and where the boat will participate in the board members and volunteers.
He stressed that this activity is attached to the national and state collection officially kick off the morning of March 31 in Mexico City, where the first donation to the worthy institution is made by the president, Felipe Calderón, also said, in the State of Sonora is made by the Governor Guillermo Padres, and Puerto Penasco responsible for jump-start the municipal collection does President Alejandro Zepeda Munro, to kick off 33 days of collection.
“It’s a bit difficult to predict and set ourselves a target, as in the best times of Peñasco as we collectively were 280 thousand pesos, now with the economic situation we are in is difficult, but we want to raise 250 thousand pesos, offices that already sent to different schools so that we agendas, “said Felix Valdez.
He said he was very active during these days of collection for the Red Cross Penasco, it said, but fortunately these altruistic activities fall in the days of Easter, where the influx of tourists in this port will benefit when it intends to collect.
“The collection is the responsibility of the board, so we must put to hard on the chamber pot, while aid workers and Red Cross people will be aware of emergency calls in the Easter holidays,” enunciated .
He noted that without this collection that takes place annually, the functions of the Red Cross would be difficult to develop, it said, over the years are few contributions that are made to the worthy institution which is requested by understanding and support of the community of Puerto Peñasco
Will be tentatively on 15 April when he restarted for the second time the rate charter tourist flights, the Air Globar Mexican company, with routes Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Queretaro and Tijuana, Oscar Palacio Soto, representative of the Port Hotel Peñasco.
The dynamic is the same as the one held last year, said Stewart Hall, where charter flights from three different points of the Mexican Republic arrive in the Sea of Cortez airport on Monday and Friday of each week, so that new account is opened the air travel market in the northwestern state.
He noted that thanks to the efforts of Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro, the state governor, Guillermo Padres, the coordinator of Tourism, Javier Tapia Camou and the company Global Air, you bet again to Rocky Point as a destination top tourist and where entrepreneurs from different sectors need to be united and ready to receive important air travel market.
“We have a strong promotional campaign in Ciudad Juarez, Queretaro and Tijuana for opening of tourist type charter flights company Global Air, April 15, so we’re betting a lot on tourism by air, the government state and the company chartered and conventions and we for our part we are in the logistics for transporting passengers, “said the representative of the hotel in Rocky Point.
Soto Palacio states that Puerto Peñasco is the closest beach destination to all the people out of Querétaro and the center of the republic in terms of flight hours, so you must take this situation certainly benefiting all sectors tour of the port.
He recognized that the new airport Sea of Cortez is sacrificing economic revenue for this market is an embodiment air, so the hotel developers must do their part to attractive promotions, in addition to the population and service providers must improve care for the new tourist feel comfortable and safe in your care.
He noted the gratitude to the state government when these conventions and be a guarantee to the airline and the support of municipal authorities for facilitating the things that allow a greater influx of tourists in Puerto Peñasco and the opening for the second time in the tourist market air in this beach resort in northwestern Sonora
With an excellent response from the community conducted ¨ Rabies Vaccination Day National exceed the target ° to about 3000 pets vaccinated throughout the site on Saturday March 26 reported, Socorro Ruiz Villareal.
The Municipal Health Coordinator called positive vaccination campaign who attended most of the colonies of the city with the aim of preventing diseases among dogs and cats, especially now that seasons are approaching the strong heat.
Revealed that during this long day was attended by staff of the agency in charge as well as the Health Ministry who from an early hour were covering all the animals that required immunizations.
Be stressed that continuously implementing such programs in the area with the sole purpose of working on rabies prevention and disease transmission risks that may impair the health of animals and their owners.
Ruiz Villareal called on all citizens to participate in this program, taking their dogs and cats to be vaccinated inviting them to come to the offices of the Municipal Health Coordination where permanent vaccination
In Puerto Peñasco have a commitment to transparency so asking to be included in and the technology platform INFOMEX Access to Information, said the Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro.
Mayor mentioned his interest because citizens have confidence that there is good use of public resources for which signed the agreement through which citizens can access information more easily and faster, and thus advance transparency in governance.
Puerto Penasco is one of the 10 municipalities of Sonora which together with State Government agencies and government information transparency, made the Sign Letter of Accession to Infomex system with which formalized the commitment to transparency, acting as witness of honor, the General Director of the Company and Institutional Relations of IFAI, Enrique González Tiburcio
Through this new system in the state, all citizens, within and outside the agency may release the information to Hermosillo, Guaymas, Cajeme, Navojoa, Huatabampo, Nogales, San Luis Río Colorado, Agua Prieta, Caborca and Puerto Penasco; and three executive, legislative and judicial branches, and Information Transparency Institute (ITI).
“With this addition, the new sound is added to an advanced technology platform and also to facilitate and enhance access to information by citizens, such access extends beyond the borders of our state,” said Governor Guillermo parents.
The signing was carried out by the Governor Padres, Gonzalez Tiburcio and the mayors of Puerto Peñasco, Alejandro Zepeda Munro, of Hermosillo, Javier Gandara Magaña, Caborca, Dario Murillo Bolanos, of Huatabampo, Prospero Ibarra Otero, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Baldenegro Jesus Manuel Arredondo, of Guaymas, César Adrián Hernández Lizárraga; and Navojoa, José Abraham Lopez Mendivil.
The state ruler said that the system INFOMEX be accessible to all who request it abroad or here in the country, wishing to know the information state and the municipalities that joined this effort and also the powers of the State of Sonora such as the legislative and judicial branches and agencies of our state.
“Here in our state so far we had the Request System Public Information of the State of Sonora (SIPS), which set and puts the public activity information available to all who require Sonora.”
The system complied with the provisions of Article 6 establishes and regulates Constitutional Right to Information, but did only within the state territory.
“With the Infomex the required information in our organization is no longer available only to the Sonoran, but of all Mexicans,” said the Head of the Executive.
In the event, witnessed one of the first requests for information, the Director General Care and Institutional Relations Society of IFAI, Enrique González Tiburcio, the President of the Supreme Court, Max Gutierrez Cohen, Chairman of the State Legislature Sonora, Guerrero Nathanael Lopez, deputy David Cuauhtemoc Galindo, the secretary of the Comptroller General, Carlos Francisco Tapia Astiazarán, the Vocal Chair of Transparency Institute of Information of the State of Sonora, Ricardo Ibarra Hurtado, and the President Commissioner State Commission for Access to Public Information in Sinaloa, Alfonso Alvarez Paez.
INFOMEX system has been implemented and tested on a large number of bodies across the whole country as the National Human Rights Commission, the Federal Judiciary Council, the Federal Electoral Institute, the Supreme Court of Justice nation and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judiciary of the Federation.
This technology platform serves as a ‘single window’ Access to Information and with it, Sonora joins the other 23 states of Mexico that have this system: Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango , Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Nayarit, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas.
For his part, Secretary of the Comptroller of the State Government of Sonora, Carlos Tapia Astiazarán said that on instructions from Governor Fathers, “we will continue working for the New Sonora, Sonora are always well informed.”
At the end of the event held in the Governors Room of the Government Palace, Guillermo Padres thanked the representatives of the Federal Institute of Access to Information (IFAI), the powers of the State of Sonora and the municipalities present, for the support to enable that from this Thursday, join the system Sonora INFOMEX
During last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rocky Point were received over 20 thousand visitors leaving a shed more than 8.5 million pesos, said Alejandro Zepeda Munro.
The Mayor noted that only in the month of March have had an influx of 80,000 tourists who are estimated to have represented an economic benefit of nearly 2 million 700 thousand dollars.
“We had a good weekend in Puerto Peñasco with the arrival of 20 thousand tourists only during Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this represents a 10 percent increase compared to last year, ” he said.
“The presence of vacationers, ” he said “was notorious in the city as hotels occupancy records were taken from 70 to over 90 percent full with cases of. ”
He said that the results obtained during these days have been positive and encouraging to note a revival in the economy of Puerto due to spills generated in the various establishments related to tourism.
“We expect this trend to continue in the coming weeks, in fact we already have reports that indicate that for Easter already have reservations at the hotels at a rate exceeding 80 percent, “he said.
With the results obtained so far, he said, reaffirms that Puerto Penasco is a favorite spot for vacationers from Arizona and northwestern cities of the state and country.
He said they will continue with promotional activities both nationally and abroad as well as the arrival of charter flights to continue consolidating as the best destination Peñasco.