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Approximately 3,000 native plant species replaced along 88 kilometers of Riviera Maya highway

Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — Approximately 3,000 plants and trees have been replanted in 80 kilometers of Playa del Carmen highway. The project to replace felled vegetation for the Maya Train project began June 8.

Lucelly Ramos, the Director of Environmental Management and Climate Change, reported that with the support of the Directorate of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat), more than 3,000 native plants have been replaced.

She said the project to replaced the lost vegetation began June 8 at the federal highway and Avenida 28 de Julio. She said the work will continue on the federal highway section until it is finished.

“Today we have 3,000 trees and ornamental plants replaced on the section that goes from La Moneda to the police filter to Tulum where gravel and crushed material has also been distributed.

“Xcaret participated to the program with the planting of 165 adult and young ceiba trees to beautify the area,” she said.

The Plant Restoration Program was done by the private initiative that consisted of the replanting of native ornamental plants, trees and palms along 88 kilometers of the central ridge of the federal highway of Riviera Maya.