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Government expropriates more land in south for Tren Maya

Costa Maya, Q.R. — More Ejido land is being expropriated for Tren Maya use. As Maya Train progress continues, land in the states of Quintana Roo and Campeche have been earmarked as public utility.

On Monday, another four decrees were published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) stating that the construction of railway infrastructure works and operation of the Maya Train Project are in accordance with the National Development Plan 2019-2024.

As part of that Plan, 338 hectares of ejido land in the state of Quintana Roo and 77 properties in the state of Campeche have been earmarked for Maya Train use.

The four decrees were signed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and a declaration issued by the head of the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), Román Meyer Falcón.

The first decree details the expropriation and compensation of 62 hectares belonging to the “Ramonal Río Hondo” ejido in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco. The second decree involves 14 hectares of the “Allende” ejido also in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco.

The third corresponds to the expropriation of six of the “Tres Reyes” ejido in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, while the fourth is for 254 hectares of the “Chunyaxché” ejido in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

The Government established compensation of 124.8 million pesos for the Quintana Roo land.

In the state of Campeche, the DOF publication details construction on 77 properties in the municipalities of Escárcega, Champotón and Campeche, which will be used for Tren Maya infrastructure.