45 days after the resignation of Javier Jiménez Espriú due to his disagreement with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Morena’s parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies presented the reform initiative to remove control of ports from the Secretariat of Communications and hand over its full administration to the Secretary of the Navy.
With a broad proposal for various reforms to the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration, the Law of Navigation and Maritime Commerce and the Law of Ports, which the president of the Public Safety Commission, Juanita Guerra Mena, took to the rostrum on Tuesday , from Morena, “it is proposed to reassign powers that originally were part of the optional catalog of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, and that will now be part of the Ministry of the Navy as a competent entity.”
In many other faculties that the SCT will leave and the Navy will have, they highlight “granting permits for the establishment and exploitation of services related to communications and water transport with ships or naval devices; award and grant contracts, concessions and permits for the establishment and exploitation of services related to water communications”.
In addition, “manage the centralized ports and coordinate those of the parastatal administration, as well as grant concessions and permits for the occupation of federal zones within the port areas; to set the technical standards for the functioning and operation of the public services of communications and water transport and the rates for the collection of the same”.
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