Toyota Motors Will Stay in BC (El Sol de Tijuana, 11/6/12)

Tokyo - The automotive giant Toyota reiterated confidence in the Government of Baja California, strengthening the relationship between the Japanese company and the State Government.

At a meeting held at the facilities of the Corporation in Tokyo, the Governor of the State, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, thanked the confidence that Toyota has had in Baja California, which in less than a decade has become one of the most important companies in the automotive sector in the entity.

The State Governor stressed the importance of continuing to work together to provide opportunities for development that provide benefits both to the company and to Baja California as a logistical enterprise as one of the main topics discussed, where the port of Ensenada and Tijuana-Tecate rail route plays an important role.

Governor Osuna mentioned that the use of the port of Ensenada for logistics activities, already a reality, was raised in a previous visit to offices of the enterprise in Japan's capital, and noted that it is already working on an initial rehabilitation of the Tijuana-Tecate rail network plan. This would allow the more efficient transfer of units produced at its plant in BC by connecting to the rail system in North America, one of its main customers.

For its part, Nobuyori Kodaira, Executive Vice President of Toyota, expressed appreciation for the great support the BC Government has provided to the company, giving them the confidence to continue working in a coordinated manner.

Mr. Kodaira said Baja California’s plants are at the global level with the best skilled labor, in which universities have played a very important role, extending congratulations to Felipe Cuamea and Fernando León, rectors of UABC and CETYS Universidad, respectively, who were part of the delegation accompanying Governor Osuna Millan. tp://

Migrant Resources are Lost (El Sol de Tijuana, 11/5/12 by Carolina Vargas)

León, Guanajuato - Due to a lack of interest by the Municipal Government to allocate resources to the Migrants 3 x 1 Program, the last administration has not benefited from 15 million pesos ($1150 US) that could have been used to perform a variety of work in rural communities.

Thus denounced the PRI Alderman, Aurelio Martínez Velásquez, who said it was detected by the Commission on Rural Development that there was lack of will by the last administration for this work.

He explained the program called 3 x 1, is a federal migrant works program with input from the Federal, State and Municipal Governments, where each contribute a portion. Migrants then, through associations or groups who are registered at consulates of United States that also provide a contribution.

"In total each who would contribute 25 percent of the program and migrants request this resource to support their rural communities in areas that they believe they lack and is necessary. These projects must be validated by the 3 X 1 program at the federal level. Once approved by the project each contributes the money they have committed", he explained. However, he said that this year, this resource not be could obtained due to municipal unwillingness.

"This year we could have a benefit of around 15 million pesos ($1150 US) in the communities because the town did not want to make a contribution. We are talking about 4 million pesos ($307 US) contributed by the municipality, they were unwilling to contribute and therefore these works will not be carried out in the communities", he lamented.

Aurelio Martínez noted, “As the municipality did not want to make a budget adjustment at the time, resources never arrived and the programs were not carried out. This information is based on information we on the Committee on Rural Development have that the outgoing mayor had no interest in supporting the field. Had no interest," he said.


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