The Plenary Session of the Arizona Sonora Commission met in Puerto Penasco this week. It brought together representatives of the governments of both states, as well as business leaders.
The Governor of Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich, and Arizona’s Doug Ducey signed a number a agreements made during the 2 day sessions.
Impacting Rocky Point is the announcement that 250 million pesos, more than 13 million dollars, will be budgeted in 2018 for continued work on the Home Port Project.
The Home Port Project, located at the far end of Sandy Beach, is the infrastructure to allow cruise ships a place to embark into the Sea of Cortez. The Home Port Project has shown no progress during this past year. A sea wall has been put in place to this point. It is hoped that the completed project will attract a major cruise ship company to offer trips from Rocky Point.
Also announced was that a new Sentri lane would be added at the Lukeville/Sonoyta Port of entry. Travelers can be pre screened for a Sentri card, and this allows them to pass through the U.S. Border much more quickly. Also in the works, 2 lanes at the border will be made ‘reversible’. This will allow agents from the U.S. and Mexican sides to cooperate to improve the flow of traffic, especially on busy weekends. The lanes would switch to in or out of Mexico as the need arises.