Cultur initiates process so that El Corchito is also a 100% Free Space of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions

Lunes 11 de Septiembre de 2023

This distinction already has the XXI Century, the Parador de Chichén and the Meteorite Museum

Mérida, Yucatán, September 11, 2023. Cultur initiated the respective process to obtain from the Health Services of Yucatan (SSY) the recognition as "Space 100% Free of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions" of the parador that operates in El Corchito.

This will be the fourth distinction obtained by the agency directed by Mauricio Díaz Montalvo as a contribution to health and the environment. It should be remembered that the Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention and Exhibition Center, the tourist inn of Chichén Itzá and the Meteorite Museum, in Progreso, already have them.

The process, as already reported, began with an awareness talk, which was in charge of Shanny Cámara Canto, state responsible for the aforementioned SSY program, and which aims to raise awareness about the harmful effects caused by traditional and electronic cigarettes, or any other emitter of vapors that may affect their own health and that of third parties.

The idea is that, once the building is declared 100% Smoke-Free and Emission-Free, workers will become vigilantes to urge people caught smoking or vaping not to do so.

As Díaz Montalvo has pointed out, the idea is to continue advancing in the service units that are under his responsibility with these actions to give tourism spaces added value and more security for health.

During the talk with the workers of El Corchito, the representative of the SSY emphasized that there is a false belief that it is good to opt for electronic cigarettes to leave conventional ones, which is wrong, since both are equally harmful.

He added that several studies have reported that electronic cigarettes or vapes have significant levels of metals, such as cadmium, nickel, copper, tin, lead and aluminum; also carbonyl compounds, such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein, as well as volatile organic compounds.

The next steps

To continue with this process, soon, Cultur will install several signs at strategic points of the parador where it is indicated that El Corchito is a 100% Free Space of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions and they are prevented from avoiding smoking or vaping.

Then the Fourth Colillatón will be carried out, which will consist of cleaning all buildings and their surroundings of cigarette butts and finally, after a visit by the health authorities to confirm that everything is in order, recognition will be granted.

Cigarette butts with a healthy ending: One more work of art

It should be remembered that the cigarette butts that are collected will have a healthy end: they will be decontaminated and with them a work of art will be made that consists of a painting of the parador and the reserve.

Publicado por: Cultur

Notas Publicadas

From April to June, Cultur's staff found and returned 7 iPhones to tourists

Six cases occurred in Chichén Itzá and one at the Siglo XXI Convention Center
Jueves 11 de Julio de 2024

Mérida, Yucatán, July 11, 2024. During the last quarter, from April to June, once again the maintenance staff of the Chichén parador and the security staff of the Siglo XXI, sites managed by Cultur, were protagonists of seven acts of honesty as they found seven lost cell phones and returned them to their owners.

Of the seven reported cases, six occurred in Chichén Itzá and one at the Convention Center, and coincidentally in all cases they were iPhones, one of the most expensive brands in today's market.

In April, three cases were reported, two at the Chichén parador and one at the Siglo XXI. In May and June, the remaining four cases were at the parador of the archaeological zone.

The tourists who benefited from the honesty of Cultur's employees visited us from Australia, USA (2), Chile (2), Mexico City, and Mérida.

The involved maintenance staff were María Luz Alba Pech Dzul from the Chichén Itzá parador (3 returns), Blanca Natali Kimil Cemé (2), Gabino Caamal Caamal, and from the Siglo XXI, security guard Freddy del Jesús Cob Pérez.

Thank you from Cultur's general director

The department's general director Mauricio Díaz Montalvo publicly thanks all his collaborators for these displays of honesty that raise the name of the department and Yucatán.

"The tourists truly leave enchanted not only by seeing our archaeological wonders like Chichén Itzá but also by recovering their valuable belongings that mean a lot to them, especially when the action comes from humble people," he emphasized.

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Cultur awards economic incentives to workers with 10 to 30 years of service

Additionally, an emotional recognition was given for their work throughout this six-year term
Lunes 20 de Mayo de 2024

 Merida, Yucatan, May 20, 2021. Today, the general director of Cultur, Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, as every year, awarded 41 economic incentives to an equal number of workers who work in the department, for having completed 30, 25, 20, 15, and 10 years of uninterrupted service.

The support consisted, in most cases, of giving $1,000 for each year of service to the beneficiaries. For 30 and 25 years there were 3 each, for 20 there were 8, for 15 there were 17, and for 10 there were 10 collaborators.

During the delivery of these resources, which took place at the Dzibilchaltún Hall of the Siglo XXI Convention Center, Mauricio Díaz took the opportunity to thank all the personnel under his charge for the effort made throughout this six-year term.

-Everything that was achieved, such as the Guinness Record (The Largest Lesson on Disability Awareness), having a cinema with inclusive facilities, the highest influx in tourism, the great influx we have here at Siglo XXI... We owe it all to your great effort -he emphasized.

He said that this administration, which will soon end, was very demanding because that's what the governor marked but thanks to this is that the results in all areas are very flattering and it makes us feel very proud to have been part of this chapter in the history of our State.

After the delivery of all economic support, Díaz Montalvo and all his area directors posed for a memorable photo with the workers."

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