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Fonatur announces winner of first Maya Train section

Mexico City, Mexico — The consortium made up of Mota-Engil, China Communications Construction Company, Gavil Ingeniería, Eyasa and Grupo Cosh has been announced as the winners to build the first section of the Maya Train.

The consortium won with a 15.5 billion peso bid that will see the first section from Palenque, Chiapas, to Escárcega, Campeche, built. Arturo Ávalos, director of administration and finance at Fonatur made the announcement Thursday, explaining that the consortium passed the technical evaluations.

Fonatur said that they received 14 technical and economic proposals for that section of rail, however, only five proposals out of the 14 presented were technically solvent.

Arturo Ávalos noted that the highest bid was 22.9 billion peso by the consortium made up of Omega Construcciones, Omega Corp, Asch, Coopsa Ambiental and Quantivia Ingeniería and Construcción, which was rejected. Other proposals rejected were from consortiums with the participation of ICA Construcción and CICSA, of Grupo Carso.

The corresponding works for this section will begin on April 30.