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Fonatur clarifies Gas del Norte responsible for excavated Playa del Carmen streets

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Fonatur clarifies the excavated streets of Playa del Carmen are because of the Gas del Norte company, and not work for the Maya Train. Raúl Bermúdez Arreola, head of the Fonatur office in Cancun, said the problem streets are not Maya Train related, but is of the gas company installing pipes.

During his Radio Turquesa interview, Arreola explained that the problems caused by some of the excavated streets in Playa del Carmen is from the gas company not complying with their previous agreement.

“This is not work of the Maya Train, but of Gas del Norte. We care about mobility in the places where our work is carried out. All work causes damage, but we try to minimize it so that economic activities in the area are not affected,” he said.

He explained that the gas company received authorization to carry out the project of installing the pipelines, but with the obligation to resurface not only the strips excavated, but the entire lane.

Arreloa stated that the company has been given an ultimatum to comply with the established provisions or they will lose their authorization to install the pipeline.

“Just as it was excavated, it had to be repaved, but when the administration changed, the gas company took advantage and excavated seven kilometers at once, from Mayakoba to the exit to Tulum.

“In addition to the damages inherent to citizens, this has already caused accidents and tension between the municipality and the business sector with the Maya Train project.

“The culprit of all this is Gas del Norte, and an ultimatum was given to them by the City Council and us so that they comply with repairing everything or else they will not be able to add one more linear meter in the state,” he stressed.

The official explained that the situation was complicated due to the rain, so now they will have to remove all the material from the trenches and place more to resurface the entire lane.

“Up to two kilometers can be repaved per day, but the excavation is not going so fast due to the rains,” he added.