New project planned south of San Felipe
A new development project that might create thousands of new jobs is on the works over 26 miles south of San Felipe.
The project, known as Marina Azul, would create over 15,000 new jobs, a third of them directly.
State officials hope the project will explode growth in the southern part of Mexicali County and increase tourist competitiveness in the state.
However, costly infrastructure is needed for the marina to come to fruition — water lines, sewer lines, wastewater facilities, public lighting and power lines.
The state is also considering another infrastructure project that might raise controversy — a desalination plant like the ones being built on the coast.
In order to move the marina project forward, Gov. Francisco Vega met Monday with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission General Manager Jaime Francisco Hernández Martínez.
Gov. Vega told the Mexican official the marina requires connection to San Felipe to develop the project.
According to a press release, both officials agreed to follow up the project in the upcoming future.