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Judge orders definitive suspension of Riu Riviera Cancún hotel project

Cancun, Q.R. — The fifth district court of Cancun granted the definitive suspension against the construction of the Hotel Riu Riviera Cancún, which was being constructed in the third section of the Cancun Hotel Zone.

The suspension was granted because there is no infrastructure to attend to the sanitation of the hotel. According to Judge Ciro Carrera Santiago, by not guaranteeing the treatment of wastewater, the preservation, restoration and ecological balance in the hotel area of this tourist destination is endangered.

The company MX Riusa II SA de CV will not be able to continue with the construction of the complex that they intended to build at kilometer 21.5 of Kukulcán Boulevard. The hotel was to be more than 20 levels and 530 rooms.

The suspension sentence 65/2020-C-5 states that the construction project would generate an over saturation of services in the third stage of the Cancun Hotel Zone, in addition to violating the urban planning of the zone approved in the municipal urban development plan.

The district court also ordered the Secretariat of Ecology and Urban Development of Cancun, as well as Semarnat, to verify that the hotel project does not continue.

In March, the Seventh District Court had already ordered a halt to the hotel project as part of a provisional suspension in favor of 23 minors who sought protection against the project for alleged environmental damage.