Riviera Maya, Q.R. — To date, the Maya Train project has created 85,000 jobs across the Yucatan Peninsula says Luis Alegre of the federal government. The Maya Train representative said that the project has already begun to pay dividends by generating direct employment.
He pointed out that in several sections, work is being done simultaneously, which requires labor, hence the 85,000 workers who have already been hired in Quintana Roo, Yucatán and Campeche.
Among other construction points, he mentioned that Cinco Norte from Cancun to Playa del Carmen consists of the construction of a railway viaduct over the federal highway in municipality of Solidaridad.
In section three, the construction of vehicular crossings continues and in section four from Mérida to Cancun, workers continue with the erection of the retaining walls along the Kantunilkín-Cancún highway.
During his Radio Turquesa interview, he reported more than 7.3 tons of ballast, a stone on which the railroad tracks run, have already begun to arrive by sea to Progreso from Veracruz. In total, five million tons will be needed.
He stressed that aside from the tourist sector, the Maya Train will also facilitate the transportation of cargo from Quintana Roo to Canada through railway interconnectivity in the country.
“This will facilitate the agricultural production that occurs in the southern zone, such as papaya and sugar, among other products, that can be taken to that country, which would reduce transportation costs with subsequent economic advantages,” he added.