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Government reports Tulum airport more than half complete with Maya Train advancements

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Sections 5, 6 and 7 of the Mayan Train and the new Tulum Airport, with the largest runway on the Peninsula, are advancing, reported Fonatur.

The General Director of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), Javier May, says the new airport is advancing as are sections 5, 6 and 7 of the Maya Train.

On Monday, May reported the placement of more than 1,000 piers and columns, 2,000 girders and 13,000 pre-slabs along section 5.

The General Director of Empresas ICA, Guadalupe Phillips Margain, says the section of Maya Train that runs from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Aventuras is around 28 percent complete.

Playa del Carmen Maya Train station. Photo: Fonatur August 7, 2023.

The General Director of Azvindi Ferroviario, Manuel Muñozcano Castro, reported the construction of 270 meters of cable-stayed bridge between Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. Construction and completion details on the other sections were not provided.

Maya Train viaducts at Puerto Morelos. Photo: Fonatur August 7, 2023.

However, Gustavo Ricardo Vallejo Suárez, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), reported 57 percent progress at the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Tulum International Airport.

Government reports Tulum airport more than half complete and advancements on Maya Train
The Tulum Airport is around 57 percent complete. Photo: Fonatur August 7, 2023.

The reports came after an in-person visit by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Saturday. López Obrador made his Maya Train-Tulum Airport rounds to check on progress for his firm December 1, 2023 operational goal.

An image of Maya Train section 5 south that runs from Playa del Carmen to Tulum. Photo: Fonatur August 7, 2023.

“The construction of the Tulum Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport is advancing on time and in a proper way with more than 55 percent progress,” Governor Mara Lezama posted on social media.

Photo: Fonatur

“This new gateway to the south of Quintana Roo will have a Mayan Train station which will allow millions of tourists to delve into the wonders of the Mayan world and explore the new model of community tourism with social justice,” she wrote.

López Obrador makes his in-person progress visits to the state every 15 days.