Riviera Maya, Q. R. — More than 71 hectares of land on 64 private properties has been expropriated for Maya Train use. On Monday, the federal government of Mexico issued the declaration for the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) to begin the expropriation procedure of 64 privately owned properties.
Of those 64 properties, 16 are located in Quintana Roo and will be used for sections 5 and 6 of Tren Maya.
On Monday, the decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF). Of the lands expropriated, five are in the municipality of Solidaridad, five in Tulum, four in Othón P. Blanco, one in Tulum and another in Bacalar.
The rest of the expropriated properties are located in the municipalities of Maxcanú, Chocholá, Umán, Mérida, Kanasín, Tixpéhual, Tixkokob, Cacalchén, Izamal, Sudzal, Chemax and Valladolid, in the state of Yucatán.
In total, all the 64 properties add up to an area of 711,120,554 square meters.