Cancun, Q.R. — The government of Belize has expressed interest in connecting to Mexico’s Maya Train project. Mexican Ambassador Martha Zamarripa reported the interest in the neighboring country after a meeting in Cancun Wednesday.
“Belize seeks to connect with the Maya Train by the government of López Obrador, according to Prime Minister Johnny Briceño. Rogelio Jiménez Pons, head of Fonatur explained the benefits of the project,” she wrote on social media.
The Prime Minister of Belize met with various Mexican authorities in Cancun on Wednesday. Zamarripa said that during that meet with the general director of Fonatur, Rogelio Jiménez Pons, Johnny Briceño raised the possibility of the Maya Train crossing the border between both countries.
The Prime Minister of Belize and Fonatur head Jiménez Pons discussed the possibility of the Maya Train connecting not only to the Chetumal-Belize border, but also to Santa Elena, which Pons said, would bring great benefits to that area.
Jiménez Pons said that if approved, it would not represent any modification in terms of investment to the project in Mexico, that the neighboring country would seek its own investments from private initiatives.
“There the train is divided. It is divided towards the south towards Belize and towards the airport. It would be feasible and we do not believe it would be very difficult,” he said.