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Company of Carlos Slim awarded section 2 of Maya Train project

Mexico City, Mexico — The consortium formed by Operadora Cicsa and FCC Construcción, owned by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helú, was the winner of the tender for Section 2 of the Maya Train project.

According to the project, this section will connect the cities of Escárcega to Clakini in the state of Campeche. The tender includes the execution of the executive project, the construction of the tracks, the train platform and all the materials to carry out the work.

The company won the tender with a bid of 18.5 billion peso that will see the company cover approximately 235 kilometers of track.

Other bids received for that same section included 14 proposals from Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Mexican companies. The work is expected to start May 12, since the schedule has been advanced to stimulate the economy in reaction to the current Covid-19 pandemic.