WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk will join Mexican officials in a ceremony commemorating the opening of the Anzalduas International Bridge in Reynosa, Mexico, on Monday, Jan. 11. The Anzalduas International Bridge connects the cities of McAllen, Texas, and Reynosa, Mexico. In December, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration opened the Anzalduas Land Port of Entry in McAllen - the first LEED-certified green land port of entry on the Southern Border and the first new Land Port of Entry on the Southern Border in 10 years.
Also attending the event will be the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Stephen Leeds, U.S. Consul General Michael Barkin, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Director for Mission Support David Morrell.
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 11, 2009 12:00 p.m. CST Pre-set only between 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. CST (No media will be permitted to enter after this time) WHAT: Ceremonial Opening of the Anzalduas International Bridge WHO: Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Carlos Pascual, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Stephen Leeds, Acting Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration Michael Barkin, U.S. Consul General David Morrell, Executive Director for Mission Support, U.S. Customs and Border Protection CREDENTIALS: To RSVP and receive credentials for the event, members of the media must contact Roy Cantu with the City of McAllen By 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 at 956-792-7779 or firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: All members of the media wishing to attend must have a valid, unexpired media credential or ID and a valid, unexpired U.S. Passport.
SOURCE U.S. General Services Administration