The San Benito Market will get a share of state aid for repairs and upgrades. Photo: Panoramio
The San Benito Market will get a share of state aid for repairs and upgrades. Photo: Panoramio

Merida, Yucatan — Officials with the state of Yucatan announced yesterday that they will divert over $170 million MX to the city of Merida for projects including the public markets, the zoo and the convention center.

The Secretariat for Administration and Finance (SAF) and the  Metropolitan Planning Coordinator (Comey) jointly announced $116 million MX for remodeling San Benito and Lucas de Galvez markets and for the Animaya Zoo and Convention Center Yucatan Siglo XXI.

Of that, $63 million pesos shall be transferred to the city of Mérida to perform urgent repairs in the municipal markets, $48 million pesos will be used to remodel four event rooms Convention Center Yucatan Siglo XXI and $56 million MX improvements to the Linear Metropolitan Park’s “Paseo Verde,” a recreational path that stretches nearly seven km along the west side of the city. Playgrounds, benches, tables, bathrooms, gym and free internet will be built there.