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Border News Translations: Reward Offered; Aerospace Forum; Roads Paved
Mexicali BC (El Sol de Tijuana, 5/13/11) - The Congress of the State authorized the General Procurator of Justice of the State (PGJE) to provide an economic reward for reliable information leading to the whereabouts of educator Alejandra Martínez Jaime, a young resident of the capital missing since April 20. The initial point of agreement was submitted by the Deputy Gregorio Hernández Carranza and seconded by Member of Parliament Nancy Guadalupe Sánchez Arredondo. It was proposed that a minimum reward of one hundred thousand pesos ($8572) is appropriate for someone that contributes data about the missing girl’s location. In his explanatory statement, the Deputy Hernández Carranza said it is necessary the PGJE satisfy the demand for justice. They will use all possible means to obtain information about what has happened since the day the girl disappeared. The proposal was unanimously approved by local legislators for approval by the Governor of the State. PGJE would then be instructed to apply the necessary economic resources and publish an economic reward notice in the largest-circulation newspapers, on an ongoing basis until the case is resolved.
TIJUANA BC (El Sol de Tijuana, Laura Sánchez Law, 5/12/11) - To strengthen the 52 aerospace companies operating in Baja California, of which more than 60% are located in Tijuana, representatives of various business organizations and public agencies prepared for the second Aerospace Forum. Miguel Velasco Bustamante, head of the Ministry of economic development of Tijuana, explained that the aim is to present multinational level potentialities of the city. The development of suppliers for the grouping of companies in the aerospace industry will create an effective industrial chain in the area. It also aims to provide tools to strengthen the aerospace industry in Baja California with the ongoing involvement of a working group of government entities, companies and local suppliers. "We want to be a leading forum where certification providers are able to offer a better product to aerospace sector companies established in the State. This creates a higher added value and preserves commitment to sector development under the implementation of global quality standards", he said. He explained that the organizers of this event are the 20th city of Tijuana, economic development and Industrial de Tijuana (DEITAC), Council of economic development of Tijuana (CDT), United States Consulate in Tijuana and the Municipal economic development secretariat. Also participating is Ministry of economic development of Baja California, Promexico, Canacintra, and the Ministry of the economy and representation of the United Kingdom in Tijuana. He added that the event will take place on July 20 and 21 at the Hangar Matrix del aeropuerto de Tijuana. Representatives of various countries interested in learning about the strengths of Tijuana for the aerospace industry are expected to visit. Meanwhile John Riley, President of the aerospace Cluster, specified that it operates 52 companies in this industry that generated an average of 14,000 jobs. "Hence, the need to provide ideas to strengthen this industry, currently one of the most important in the world. And so is the region of Baja California, which is likely to attract greater investment in this sense", concluded Velasco Bustamante.
TIJUANA BC (El Sol de Tijuana, 5/12/11) - The municipal President, Carlos Bustamante Anchondo, gave the signal to start two works of paving in the Delegación Mesa de Otay, which will benefit 2,700 people. "This is not unimportant; otherwise I would not be interested in attending the 20 Town Hall. It is important to you," the Mayor expressed to residents of both communities. They are very grateful about the response of the first mayor to their requests. "It is a pleasure to be here, close to you, starting this work," said Bustamante Anchondo, "and we are going to keep coming because we know that the paving of streets provides a better life. We are here to listen to your requests and provide a rapid response". This kind of work is among those that count, because they represent a direct benefit to the community and that is what matters most to the 20 City, he added. The first work begun by the Mayor was in the calle Guillermo Prieto in colonia Lomas Taurinas, where the paving will be with hydraulic concrete and cover 279 square meters, costing 292,428 pesos ($25,067). The second startup work was paving and sidewalks in calle Miguel de la Madrid in colonia Ignacio Zaragoza. It will cover 1,800 square meters with an investment of 1,640,024 pesos ($140,586). In the colonia Lomas Taurinas, the Treasurer of the Committee's work, Esther Lozano, thanked the municipal President on behalf of the residents by fulfilling a campaign promise to visit. "For 30 years we have asked for the paving of the calle Miguel de la Madrid and until now, we have not received a response," she said for her part as the representative of comunidad de la colonia Ignacio Zaragoza colonia Rosaura Ramírez. The Secretary of Municipal Social development, David Saul Guakil, mentioned that the beginning of these works shows the Mayor’s social commitment with the Lazos (Tijuanenses); first, we started with the streets of the colonies and then will continue with the main avenues of the city. At both events, the Mayor was accompanied by the Secretary of urban development and ecology, David Navarro Herrera; the director of Municipal Social Development (Desom), Miguel Medrano Valero; Alderman David Ruvalcaba Flores and the delegate of Mesa de Otay, José Osuna Camacho.