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Cost analysis for Maya Train has begun in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A cost analysis for the relocation of some Playa del Carmen homes and businesses has begun for the Maya Train project.

La Comisión Nacional de Vivienda (National Housing Commission) along with La Secretaría Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urban (Sedatu) have begun the extensive analysis for the likely relocation of buildings located on the more than 200 lots needed for train passage.

On these lots are more than 800 families, many of whom reside in the irregular community of Los Torres, an area located under the CFE high voltage towers in Solidaridad.

Representatives from the National Housing Commission and Sedatu have already met with municipal authorities to coordinate the cost benefit study agenda that they say, should be ready for the first quarter of 2019.

At the same time, the Department of Social Development of Solidaridad will begin their own project with owners of the properties who will be required to move. The work will include a patrimonial evaluation of each property, with results being handed over to the National Housing Committee for inclusion in their final analysis.

The goal of the entire project will be to determine exactly how many homes and businesses will need to be moved to accommodate the extra 15 meters on each side of the right-of-way that will be required for the train.

According to what has been announced by Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of the National Fund for Tourism Promotion, the Maya Train passage is set for construction under the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) high voltage towers in the state of Quintana Roo.