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Fonatur reports section 5 will resume once MIA issues resolved

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Fonatur says the recent definitive suspension against section 5 does not mean the project is dead. In a statement, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) said that construction in Playa del Carmen is not definitely stopped.

Fonatur clarified that while suspension on section 5 is “definitive”, it applies only as long as there is an environmental dispute. Once those are resolved, the project will resume.

“The judicial suspension on the Maya Train in Section 5 South is “definitive” only until the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) of the project, currently in process before the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, is resolved.”

Fonatur says after a judicial analysis, construction will be reactivated since the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) for section 5 shows the project includes actions to mitigate damage to the ecosystem.

“For Fonatur, the MIA on Section 5 South is a solid document that contemplates possible impacts, but also anticipates numerous mitigation actions in favor of the environment which will be added to measures already underway such as the reforestation of the southeast with almost 500 million trees and the strengthening of natural areas.”