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López Obrador announces next Maya Train test tour from Cancun to Escárcega

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that his second supervision tour aboard the Maya Train will take place in two weeks. The next test tour, which is part of the Maya Train progress, will travel from Cancun, Quintana Roo to Escárcega, Campeche.

The test tour will be on October 6, 7 and 8.

“In two weeks we are going to get on the train. We are going to supervise Cancun to Escárcega on the train,” he reported at his Monday morning press conference.

The President estimated that in November, he will supervise the work of the Maya Train from Cancun, Quintana Roo, to Palenque, Chiapas, after the consolidation of the Boca del Cerro Bridge, which crosses the Usumacinta River.

He recognized the commitment of construction companies participating in the project that will bring financial well-being and development to Chiapas, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

“Everyone is working on the Maya Train. (…) It is the most important work being built in the world,” he said.

López Obrador reiterated that currently, the construction industry offers more jobs than any other and grew as a result of the construction of the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport in Tulum, Quintana Roo, the Felipe Ángeles International Airport and the Olmeca Refinery, among priority public works.

The Maya Train has a total length of 1,554 kilometers of track and is executed with public investment, which this year amounts to almost one billion pesos, double the budget allocated in 2018, corresponding to the previous six-year period.

In early September, AMLO participated in his first test tour of the Maya Train, riding it for three days to various locations. His October test tour will be his second.