State authorities, as well as those from the municipalities of Rosarito, Ensenada, San Quintín, and San Felipe, have started the holiday operative that will be implemented during Easter week. However, Tijuana was not represented during the launch of the operation.
Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, the Governor of the State, stated that with the joint operation, involving different secretariats – Economy, Public Security, Tourism, and Environment – as well as municipalities, they hope this period ends with no incidents.
She added that a special assistance and orientation hotline for local and foreign tourists will be opened, with the number 078, in addition to the various social media channels of the State Government.
Capufe, Ángeles Verdes, the National Guard, State Public Security, municipal police, Red Cross, Fiarum, Profeco, and the Fire Department of each municipality will also participate in the holiday operation.
“In Ensenada, we will have 191 personnel and 96 units for patrols in tourist areas; Tecate’s Civil Protection and Firefighters will support with their six stations to promptly attend emergencies, and we will also have five vehicles in strategic points of the State to assist tourists,” said the Governor during her morning press conference held in Playas de Rosarito.
Similarly, Tecate will activate the Tourist Police who will cover the entry and exit points of the city with 138 personnel and 15 units.
For its part, the Red Cross will make available 120 personnel and 36 ambulances, while the Secretary of Citizen Security will patrol the busiest areas.
Regarding this, Leopoldo Aguilar, the head of the department, indicated that the area where they will pay the most attention is La Rumorosa, not because of criminal incidents, but because it is where there is the highest risk of accidents among vacationers.
However, during the launch of the operation, the absence of Tijuana’s units was highlighted, despite the fact that most foreign tourists arrive through Tijuana.
Federal agencies such as Profeco or the National Institute of Migration will open modules in tourist areas, border crossings, the central bus station, and the airport, but it was not mentioned if Tijuana would implement any activity related to the state operation.
Ávila Olmeda also announced the distribution of a discount card throughout the State, “Be a tourist in BC,” which can be obtained physically at the tourist service modules of each municipality, or digitally through the portal www.bajacalifornia.gob.mx.
SOURCE: Semanario ZETA