Construction Should be Complete by the End of May
The construction of the International Convention Center of Los Cabos is on schedule and it is estimated that everything should be complete by the 30th of May, just in time for the G20 Summit, which will take place in June of 2012.
The G20 (Group of 20) brings together the leaders and finance ministers of 20 of the strongest economies in the world. An estimated 16,000 people are expected to visit the area during the 2-4 day summit. At press time, an official date has still not been set.
The new 653,400 square foot Convention Center will house the G20 meetings and events. Designed to accommodate over 6,000 people, the Convention Center represents $100,000,000 investment by the federal government and a $1,500,000 investment from the State of Baja California Sur. The municipality of Los Cabos endowed a 15-acre tract of land, which is located alongside a private golf community and boasts magnificent views for the building of the Convention Center.
Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor and the Jefe de la Oficina de la Presidencia, Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, were accompanied by the Mayor of Los Cabos, Antonio Agúndez Montaño and the Director of ICA, the company in charge of construction, Bernardo Quintana, to take part in a supervisory visit of the latest advances in the construction of the International Convention Center of Los Cabos.
During their visit, Governor Covarrubias Villaseñor expressed to Ruiz Mateos his thanks to the federal government for having the confidence in BCS. He also thanked all who are involved in the project, including ICA, the Secretaries of Foreign Relations and Tourism, and all the departments involved at the municipal and state level for all of their work and commit to deadlines to complete the site that will host the most important event ever in the history of Mexico.
“This has been an enormous effort by everyone, we have total confidence that we will achieve our objectives and that this will be in benefit to our country and Baja California Sur”, Covarrubias Villaseñor said.
The Convention Center will be designated a “green” facility, and has been designed with energy efficiency in mind and will be equipped with solar panels.
With 13,000 total rooms in the destination, Los Cabos will dedicate 11,000 rooms to the G20 Summit to accommodate the more than 7,000 attendees, while the Mexican government will invest more than $47,000,000 into the development and promotion of the Summit.