US, Mexico to Hold Joint Anzalduas International Bridge Inauguration

U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk to Attend, Anzalduas Land Port of Entry First LEED Certified Southern Port

Jan 08, 2010, 21:15 ET from U.S. General Services Administration

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
                  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

    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