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Baja California

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Baja California has six border crossing points by ground with California, and a maritime custom in the Port of Ensenada. The custom buildings for traffic by ground are located in the municipalities of Tijuana, Tecate and Mexicali, and border with the U.S.A. towns of San Ysidro, Otay and Tecate in the San Diego County, and with Calexico and Los Algodones in the Imperial County. All those border cross points have custom buildings and services.

The buildings are some of the most modern and large of our country, designed to be capable of offering their service during the next 15 years. In the State exist a great number of registered custom agencies that offer their services to contractors that do operations of international commerce.

It is calculated that the quantity of automobile border transit, be it tourism or commercial, was of 177,000 units per day in the year 2000. In the Frontier Port of Tijuana-San Ysidro, which presents the most traffic in our North border, 50,000 crossings by vehicle and 25,000 by foot occur per day.

ROADWAYS

The Baja California State has a roadway net of 6,955.6 miles; the four lane roadways cover 232.5 miles, the two lane roadways equal 1,501.25 miles, the covering roads equal 2,557.5 miles; 1,932.5 miles belong to breaches and 223.1 miles to dirt roads. The roadway net of the Mexicali Valley represents 412.5 miles.

Four lane roadways connect the four main municipalities of the State. The transportation by roadway is the main medium for the traveling of load and persons in the State.

ENERGY

The supply of electric energy is accomplished from different generating sources, resulting in that the generating of electric energy in the State fully satisfies its necessities, and part of the surplus is exported to the U.S.A. and to our neighboring State of Sonora.

The electric industry has the production capacity of supplying the demand for the next seven years. The real wattage installed is of 2,285 Mw. Here exist 4 Geothermic Centrals of 720 Mw, in addition to a Thermoelectric of 625 Mw and another of Combined Cycle of 559 Mw; also, there are four small plants of 379 Mw functioning.

The main source of energy is the endogenous vapor that generates half of the total production, which totals the 7,500 Gigawatts per hour annually. Even more, in Mexicali exists a source of natural gas and a gas pipeline with the capacity of 500 millions of cubic feet per day is being built for the transport of this fuel to Tijuana.

INDUSTRIAL PARKS

Baja California has the first place respecting the number of industrial parks in Mexico, having an important infrastructure of industrial parks and centers, a total of 86 distributed in the following manner:

Tijuana = 51
Mexicali = 24
Ensenada = 6
Tecate = 3
Playas de Rosarito = 2
These cover more than 2,600 hectares of surface destined for industrial purposes. All these parks and centers have the urbanization services and industrial infrastructure up to the level and demands of their users.

TELEPHONE SERVICES

The telephone services in the State are efficient at attending the demand. Important investments have been made for the increase on installed capacity and to introduce the technological advances that are at the forefront of modern telephone services. The telephone net is constituted by optic fiber in its totality, which allows the offer of new services with digital technology in communication. Nowadays, there are services such as: possibility of private nets, of support to the information of private companies to allow easy contact with their clients with the transmission of data, telephone mail, among others; and the demand for installment in any city of the State can be fulfilled.

Even more, the 800 national and international services is offered for companies, which allows the contact with potential clients and increases the possibilities of more sales.

Local interconnection exists with other forms of telecommunication nets such as cellular telephone service. The communication services offered are the Frame Relay, an efficient connection of LAN´S and WAN´S nets, and other computer and transmission of digital data systems. Also the transmission of voice, data and video signals is possible.

The service of message mail of voice, data and fax is available. Even more, the LADATEL service for local and large distance calls is available. The telephone service is highly competitive at an international level, and is rated among the finest in the world.

TRANSPORTATION

Aerial Transport

Four international airports in Tijuana, Mexicali, San Felipe and Ensenada can transport any one to their destination, national or international. The international airports of San Diego and Los Angeles are less than two hours away from our border, making virtually possible the flight to any place in the world.

Urban Transportation

A fleet of 1,362 buses, 1,391 micro-buses and 6,673 taxis accomplishes urban transportation, which together makes a total of 9,426 public transportation units and that cover the necessities of transportation in the urban zones of all municipalities.

Carrying Services

In the State exist more than 40 transportation companies that can cover the national and international carrying services. As a result of the North America Free Trade Agreement, it is expected that the number of transporters increases with companies from the U.S.A. that have been authorized to offer their international carrying services in the border states of Mexico.

The national railway system enters by Mexicali and continues to California. Our great roadway system connects us with our five cities, and with the rest of our country. Our port installations in Ensenada provide a complete service of load transportation. Also, the Long Beach Port, the biggest in South California, offers its services.




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