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Efforts to take industry to southern Mexico

Admin | 18.04.2013

The Mexican Council of Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry, Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportacion (Index), wants to bring industry to Mexico’s south, Luis Aguirre Lang, Chairman, declared.

The Mexican Council of Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry, Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportacion (Index), wants to bring industry to Mexico’s south, Luis Aguirre Lang, Chairman, declared.

This idea will be promoted after the Special Commission for Manufacture and Export Industry, consisting of 12 Federal Representatives, was created last week at the House of Representatives.

He spoke about the need to take maquiladora industry to southern Mexico, where currently there is practically none. “We have some cases of success in Campeche and Yucatan; however, the presence is practically nil or very low in Oaxaca and Chiapas, mainly,” Mr. Aguirre Lang said.

He added that with the Special Commission created in the House of Representatives, the opportunity will arise to discuss this subject with legislators and prepare a strategy to take industry to that zone in Mexico.

“I think an action plan may be prepared, including the representatives and senators from these states, together with State Administrations and Index, to promote investment based on the vocations found at these states”, Aguirre Lang said.

“It is also important to make a census on training, skills and abilities, as well as universities and technical and academic training found at these states, precisely to undertake tasks to promote and attract investments to these regions”.

He explained that this export manufacturing industry model served in Mexico’s north in the sixties, and it could be reproduce in the south now.

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