2005 NACF MeetingAGC CCA - CMICSeptember, 2005.
Associations OverviewMexican Chamber of the Construction Industry
It is a public interest, autonomous institution with its own legal personality and resources, which was created to represent the construction industrys general interests and to comply with the Business Chambers and Confederations Law.
They are in charge of offering the services to affiliates.
It has nation-wide jurisdiction.
It has 43 delegations, which confer its National characteristic.
Institutions whose legal personality and resources are conformed as one.
They represent the Chamber within a territorial distric, in which it exerts its action in state and municipal matters.
43 Delegations nation-wide8 thousand affiliatesAssociations Overview
NormativityBusiness Chambers and Confederations Law
Governing Bodies General Assembly Board of Directors Executive Commission Chairman of the Board of Directors Delegational Executive Committees General DirectionAssociations Overview
PresidentIng. Netzahualcyotl Salvatierra Lpez
SecretaryIng. Toms Enrique Flores RangelTreasurerIng. Oscar Fosado MonsalvoHydrocarbons Sector Ing. Luis Puig LaraElectricity Sector Ing. Eric Moreno MejaHousing and Urban Development Sector Ing. Jorge Diez de Bonilla RicoCommunications and Transportation SectorIng. Fernando Prez HolderTourism Sector Ing. Roberto Calvet RoqueroIndustry and Commerce Sector Lic. Jorge Espina ReyesHealth, Security and Justice Sector Ing. Hctor Garza AnciraWater and Environment Sector Ing. Antonio Casillas GutirrezEducation and Culture Sector Arq. Eli Elfego Prez MatosInstitutionsArq. Daniel R. Gmez NietoFinancingIng. Humberto Armenta GonzlezNormativityLic. Manuel Garca Garca
Economic ScenarioMexican Economy Strengths:2.8% growth in the 1st. semester and 3% expected at years closure, based on:Population (million people) GDP (billion dollars) Total43514,196United States29612,376Canada331,070Mexico1067501 Information as of the 2nd quarter.Source: INEGI and Oxford Economic Forecasting.U.S., Canada and Mexicos Population and GDP, 20051Manageable foreign debt: it reduced from 12.2% of GDP in 2000 to 8.9% in June this year (66.1 thousand million dollars).Healthy public finances: 0.5% GDP surplus as of June, the goal at years closure is a 0.1% deficit.
Economic ScenarioThe highest international reserves in history: 60 billion dollars in June.The Countrys risk has remained at low levels, below 200 points.Oil price higher than expected: 51 dls./barrel in August vs 27 dls. projected. Part of the surplus is allocated to infrastructure works in the provinces.The flow of family remittances continues: 9 billion dollars as of June, 2005, 18% more than in 2004.Exchange rate estimation: 10.83 pesos per dollar in August, at the end of 2004 it was 11.15.
Investments in hydrocarbons (11.5 billion dollars), electricity (4.6 billion dollars) and highways (2.5 billion dollars) are also outstanding.The construction industry:Has shown a progressive growth, from a 2.1% growth in 2002 to 5.3% in 2004. An increase of 4% is expected by the end of 2005.Economic ScenarioGreater public investment in the provinces due to the extraordinary oil revenues.3% growth as of the first quarter, 2005.It is one of the main drivers of the Mexican economy.Housing is the leading sector: 640 thousand housing credits and subsidies will be granted this year, with a 13.1 million dollar investment, 3.9% more than in 2004.
Public-private alliances are multiplying the infrastructure investment:Highway concessions:-In operation, the Matehuala bypass road (142 km and a 35 million dollar investment); -Under construction, the Mexicali bypass road (41 km and 60 million dollars) and the Tepic-Villa Union Highway (224 km and 221 million dollars); -To be initiated, the Amozoc-Perote (122.5 km and 174 million dollars) and the Morelia-Salamanca (83 km and 81 million dollars) Highways; -Under bidding process, the Mexico City North bypass road (219 km and 522 million dollars) and the San Luis Rio Colorado International Bridge.Economic Scenario
22 projects next to be opened for bidding for the concession of more than 700 km, with a total investment of 2.5 billion dollars.
Projects for Service Rendering:Roads: forthcoming initiation of the Irapuato-La Piedad section (74 km and 83 million dollars). Additionally, there are 7 projects next to be opened for bidding for the operation of 438 km, with a total investment of 1.4 billion dollars.Economic ScenarioThe bidding process for the San Luis Potosi Polytechnic University is currently under preparation. The High Specialty Hospital of the Bajio Region [Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad del Bajio], with 184 beds, is currently in bidding process.
Political BackgroundThe presidential candidates of each political party will be defined this year, in order to begin the political campaigns process.
On July 6th, 2006, the presidential elections and the elections for Federal Deputies and Senators will take place.
The elected President will take office on December 1st, 2006.
Political ScenarioChange in the political forces:The PRI has maintained its political presence, ruling 17 of the 32 federal entities of the Country, and it is also the political party that leads the greatest number of municipalities .ConceptFederalEntitiesMunicipalitiesPopulation per Federal EntityTotal100.0100.0100.0PRI53.126.857.1PAN21.920.919.7PRD18.811.821.8Coalitions22.214.171.124Other10.031.50.0Source: Web Directory of the Mexican Government and the National Institute for Federalism and Municipal Development (INAFED).1 Includes municipalities ruled by the PVEM, PT, Municipal Councils, Independent candidates in the federal entities and by usages and customs.Political filiation of the Federal Entities and Municipalities of Mexico, 2005 (percentages)
Political ScenarioEven though PRI holds the majority in the legislative power, it does not reach the minimum required for the approval of the proposed laws (2/3), and therefore, it has to seek agreements with other parties .ConceptDeputies%Senators%Total494100.0128100.0PRI21844.15845.3PAN14930.24736.7PRD9719.61612.5PVEM173.453.9Other1132.621.6Votes required (66.6%)32985Source: Chamber of Deputies of the Congress and Senate of the Republic.1 Includes legislators from Convergencia and PT parties and legislators who have no specific policital filiation.Political filiation of the federal legislators in Mexico, 2005
Political Scenario2006 Elections:The political parties are in the process of selecting their candidates; there is no glimpse yet of a candidate with a high popular support.The PRIs adversary will be the search for credibility from the population, as well as the conciliation of the internal conflicts. The PANs adversary will be the voters themselves, who did not perceive the party as the real change. PRDs adversaries will be abstention from voting, the expenditure in promotion and image and the emergence of new leftist options.For the first time, the 4.3 million Mexicans in the United States will be able to vote, which may be important for the presidential elections, since they represent 6.3% of the electoral census in Mexico (68.4 million).
Accomplishments and Priorities
Priorities To maximize the securing capacity of constructors affiliated to CMIC, according to their sales, administration and work production capacity.Accomplishments and Priorities
Productive chains (work advancement estimation factoring).
To develop and promote mechanisms to link economic resources to infrastructure needs, through the work of the National Financing Commission.
Financing for Public Work Contracts (public work advance payments and public work preestimation factoring).
Coordinate, guide, promote and foment strategies and actions between the public and private sector, for the integrated development of the infrastructure required in the Country.Round Tables Normativity Financing Budget Public-Private Alliances Competitiveness Global Markets Environmental Infrastructure Energy Infrastructure Communications and Transportation Regional DevelopmentNational Infrastructure Council
National Infrastructure CouncilMesoregional Infrastructure Council
The regional nature of some projects (more than one federal entity) makes the coordination between the local governments and the participation of the federal government necessary.
National Infrastructure CouncilMesoregional Infrastructure Council
State Infrastructure Council
With the purpose of coordinating, guiding, promoting and fostering strategies and actions between the public and private sectors for the integrated development of the infrastructure required in the state and municipalities.
To establish guidelines regulating the allocation of biddings in a more equitable manner. PRICEQUALITYFINANCINGOPPORTUNITYNATIONAL CONTENT
AGREEMENT BETWEEN CMIC AND THE PUBLIC FUNCTION DEPARTMENT FOR SAID PURPOSE To assure the mechanisms and procedures allowing the completion of the infrastructure projects promoted by the federal government in terms of transparency, equity and legal certainty, so they are completed timely and in the due form.
To collaborate in the transparency and fight against corruption practices within contracting processes. AGREEMENT BETWEEN CMIC, THE PUBLIC FUNCTION DEPARTMENT AND THE FEDERAL ROADS AND BRIDGES AGENCYTHERE ARE INTEGRAL PROGRAMS CONSIDERING TRAINING COURSES, DIPLOMA COURSES, VALIDATION AND CERTIFICATION OF COMPANIES BY SPECIALTY, CURRENTLY IN HOUSING AND TOURISMPARTICIPATION IN THE BIDDING BASES OF IMPORTANT PROJECTS PREPARED BY PEMEX To promote training, validation and certification among companies in this sector.
Labor / Labour Topics
Migration and Labor PolicyMexicans in the United States:The estimated number of Mexican-origin people living in the United States is 26.6 million.The number of people born in Mexico who live in the United States equals 9.9 million.54% entered between 1990 and 2002. Only 22% have the U.S. citizenship.69% are in working ages, i.e., 6.8 million people. Construction and the primary sector draw 17% and 4.4% of the working population, respectively.
Migration and Labor PolicyTemporary migration:Around 437 thousand mexicans in average cross the border each year as temporary immigrants who later go back to their communities of origin. Of these, 79% work without authorization. The temporary immigrants flow decreased from 464 thousand during 1993-1997 to 437 thousand in 2001-2003.Between 2001-2003, the average stay of temporary immigrants in the U.S. increased to 12.2 months, in contrast with 5.5 months during 1993-1997.
Migration and Labor PolicyThe migration policy of the Mexican Government with the U.S.:The Mexican Government seeks:To allow the safe, suitable, legal and orderly displacement and residence of Mexicans.A negotiation with the United States, considering migration as a shared responsibility.The September 11, 2001 attacks have limited the advancement of the migration agreement.
Migration and Labor PolicyThe U.S. migration agenda considers the following:The migratory regularization of around 3.5 million indocumented immigrants.A temporary workers program allowing the authorized access of Mexicans to productive regions and sectors of the U.S.The strengthening of border security aimed to prevent the death of immigrants and illegal people trade.
Federal Labor LawTRAININGEnergyDepartmentFederal GovernmentLabor and SocialSecurityDepartmentThe Construction Industry Training Institute
BACKGROUNDPetroleos Mexicanos is one of the companies of greatest interest due to the continuous improvement of the productive processes of its organization and the respect for the communities and the ecological setting where it operates; in addition, one of its priorities is the Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection in its facilities and for the personnel working in them.
OBJECTIVE OF THE PEMEX-CMIC-ICIC AGREEMENTTo assist constructor companies in fulfilling Pemex requirements regarding Safety and Environmental Protection, thus contributing to the prevention of accidents in its facilities and to the maintenance of safe works.
7To assure that the construction activities performed by Contracting Companies are executed according to PEMEXs safety and environmental protection standards, and that their performance in this area equals that of world class companies in the construction sector.Operation Strategy
PEMEX EXPLORATIONAND PRODUCTIONPEMEX GAS AND BASIC PETROCHEMISTRYPEMEX REFININGPEMEX PETROCHEMISTRY
PEMEX-ICICTraining StrategyDevelopment and implementation of training programs in Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection for medium level and operating personnel in companies that develop construction and maintenance projects in Petroleos Mexicanos subsidiaries.
PEMEX-CMIC-ICICAgreement ActionsTechnical and didactic training for instructors.Sensitization lectures.Seminars on Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection.Training is carried out in PEMEX-ICIC class rooms located within the parastatal company facilities.
Design of didactic materials for TrainingDesign of the PEMEX - ICIC Training CertificatePEMEX-CMIC-ICICAgreement Actions
RESULTS FROM 1998 TO JUNE 2005PEMEX CMIC-ICIC AGREEMENTEmployees from 644 companies have received the training courses
Capacitacin Total 1978-1999181,9201,734,86048,216,742
Promedio Anualdesde 19788,26978,8572,191,670
No. of EventsNo. of PeopleMan-Hours Trained
Courses1, 64726, 292264,833
Comisiones Mixtas de CapacitacinICIC-STPS6,0171,35722%
Environmental AspectsRULING LAWS AND REGULATIONS FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENTS
RULING LAWS AND REGULATIONSFOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENTSIn terms of environmental regulations, basic terms are defined in the Constitution of Mexico in its 4th article: Every person has the right for an appropiate environment in order to find prosperity. Articlr 27 underlines that The property of land and water inside the national territory belongs to the nation, having by that the right to regulate the use of the natural resources, assure its conservation, preserve and restore the ecological equilibrium, in order to achieve an equilibrate development of the country. There is also the General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and the Protection of the Environment (LGEEPA) as well as the Official Mexican Rulings (NOMS). Their goal si to preserve and restore the ecological equilibrium.
In order to obtain authorization to develop a tourism resort, an evaluation of the environmental impact needs to be done, as it is defined in article 28 of the General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environment Protection : The Environmental Impact Evaluation is the proc...