Mexico, May 8 (Notimex) .- To deal with the gulfweed in Quintana Roo, a plan is being prepared that will be announced next week, where the Ministry of the Navy (Semar, for its acronym in Spanish) will play a central role due to its experience and operational capacity in the matter, said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
He explained that in these days there will be a preparatory meeting at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP, for its acronym in Spanish) to prefigure the plan, which also includes, of course, the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur, for its acronym in Spanish) and the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur, for its acronym in Spanish), among other dependencies, with the cooperation of local tourism entrepreneurs, some of whom have already made efforts with their own resources.
He recalled that this morning at the working meeting of the Security cabinet that began at 5:45 in the National Palace, were the ministers of Finance, Tourism, Environment, and the Navy, to also discuss the issue of gulfweed and find alternatives to solve it.
Instead of hiring a private company to solve this problem, the support of the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico will be requested to address the issue, because the marines have a lot of experience in the matter and have the necessary equipment to do complete studies on this phenomenon.
For example, the Navy of Mexico has a base in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, and has planes that fly at high altitudes, not seen, because they fly to heights similar to those of a satellite, aircrafts that can detect the flow and origin of the gulfweed to elaborate more precise and effective plans in this matter, with the support of other dependencies.
President López Obrador reiterated that next week the strategy will be announced, whose goal is to end gulfweed, a phenomenon that affects significantly the tourism sector in Quintana Roo.