NUEVO LEON – Before the Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Marco González, minister of Regional and Agricultural Development of Nuevo Leon proposed a strategic alliance between Puerto Colombia and the border crossing between Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and San Jeronimo, Chihuahua.
The above at the Binational Meeting of Bridges and Border Crossings held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and attended by authorities from both countries, such as Pablo Gálvez de Yturbe, Director for Border Affairs in North America of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Hillary Quam, Coordinator of Border Affairs of the United States; in addition to representatives of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Mexican Government and the States of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas and Coahuila, among others.
“Santa Teresa and San Jeronimo, have great similarities with Puerto Colombia, mainly that both borders are developing in territories that have never been developed before,” Gonzalez said.
“We must work together, share our mutual experiences, to take advantage of all the economic boom we are experiencing in northern Mexico, among other things from nearshoring”, he added.
The also Honorary Director of the Corporation for the Development of the Nuevo Leon Border Zone (CODEFRONT), indicated that Santa Teresa and Colombia share the vision of applying an Integral Connectivity model, to capture more international trade, in both directions of the border.
“Both Border Ports are betting on facilitating the flow of goods for exporters and importers, with concepts such as Cargo Airport, Intermodal Railway Station, Industrial Park,” he said.
Gonzalez said that both regions are also seeking to complement comprehensive connectivity, with road projects to link Mexico with the United States.
“That is why we are here, to lay the foundations of an alliance to learn from each other’s experiences and port models, which will allow us, without competing with each other, to enhance the accelerated development that northern Mexico is experiencing”.
In this Binational Meeting of Bridges and Border Crossings, which included a tour of Santa Teresa and San Jeronimo, Gonzalez presented the competitive advantages of Nuevo Leon, highlighting the Road Master Plan of that entity and the Modernization of Puerto Colombia.