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Faced with the scenario that the 20 most important municipalities in Mexico in economic matters jointly add a debt of 4,500 million pesos to suppliers, local businessmen seek that the new administrations finalize these payments.

In a conference, the president of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) State of Mexico, Laura González Hernández, explained that through the Institute of Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data of the entity and Municipalities (INFOEM) they obtained the information on where the debts of the municipal administrations that came out are settled.

“We are waiting for the new administrations to finish installing themselves so that they can recognize these debts, we hope that with the approval of the financing that was made in the 2022 Fiscal Package, some municipalities can face this,” he said.

González Hernández mentioned that Mexican companies are at risk of not charging for the services they provided, or the products they delivered to previous governments.

The main lines of business where it is owed are: construction, stationery, information technology, furniture, cleaning services, media and leasing.

Among the municipalities that report debts, Naucalpan, Tlalnepantla, Toluca, Ecatepec, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Tultitlán, Metepec, Atizapán de Zaragoza, Lerma, Ixtapaluca, Chalco, Tepotzotlán, Cuautitlán and Coacalco stand out.

Tax Package 2022

Regarding the approval of the 2022 Fiscal Package this weekend, the business leader pointed out that it is necessary for the Economic Development and Economic Recovery Commissions of the local Congress to make the recovery plan known.

“The adverse economic conditions that we have been facing in the State of Mexico are not only due to a pandemic, they began in 2018 and worsened with the pandemic; It is important that we take this into account and apply immediate actions”, he deepened.

The 2022 budget amount for the entity contemplates 325,000 million pesos, as well as a debt of 5,000 million.

In addition, the local Congress approved that the municipalities contract financing for up to 5,500 million pesos during the fiscal years of 2022 and 2023, to be paid within a period of 15 years.

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