Alcalde de Reynosa José Elías Leal
Alcalde de Reynosa José Elías Leal

REYNOSA, Mexico – Under the motto “100 days, listening and working”, Reynosa mayor Jose Elias Leal presented a report on the first 100 days of work in front the municipal administration.

The event took place in front of the national palace, located on the first block of the city, where Elias was accompanied by different sectors of society.

Elias Leal gave thanks for support received by Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and the Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Torre Cantu, Reynosa will have a strong impulse in programs that benefit the community.

Elias Leal was accompanied by the president of the municipal DIF system, Elvira Mendoza de Elias, other members of the city council, representatives of different setcors of the city government, and the general public.

After reiterating his promise to continue to improve the areas of education, sustainability and roadways, Elias Leal said he would maintain interest in finding and dedicating more resources to better city services, to attract national and international investments in order to strengthen employment.

He pointed out that in the area of public works and social programs, over 600 million pesos had been invested in the first 100 days of the new administration.

He added that the 2014 budget would increase to 400 million pesos, of which one of every three pesos will be allocated to public works.

Elias Leal said this year would be the year that the South bypass would be finished, advance the Reynosa viaduct project, begin the “Ciudad de Ninos” project, the “Casa de la Tierra”, roadway projects, widening the Metropolitan Rio Bravo-Reynosa Boulevard, and the last stage of road distibution project.

After announcing the improvement to the Hidalgo Boulevard and the connection of the Revolucion Blvd. from the Pharr bridge to the river, the mayor announced improvements to the downtown zone, present a pack of projects to PEMEX and 48 potable water and sanitation projects with more than 650 million pesos.

In addition the the 350 million pesos invested in the development of social projects for 2014, with the help of the Reynosa DIF, the actions that are spearheaded by the president of the Tamaulipas DIF,Maria del Pilar Gonzalez de Torre, will intensify.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared in the Rio Grande Guardian in Spanish. It was translated by the Guardian’s Claudia Perez Rivas.