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Maya Train project receives 15 proposals for second section

Mexico City, Mexico — The National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur) says they have received 15 proposals to carry out the construction of the second section of the Maya Train project.

In a statement, Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Fonatur) says 15 companies have made bids to construct the second section of the Maya Train, which consists of a 235 kilometer section that, once complete, will link Escárcega to Calkiní, Campeche.

The agency says the bids received varied from 16 billion peso to 21 billion, adding that the work is still set to begin in a few months, which they say, will reactivate the economy and bring direct benefits to families in southeastern Mexico.

The construction of the Maya Train during the remainder of 2020 will create about 80,000 jobs, helping to mitigate the negative impact caused by the COVID-19 health emergency, triggering jobs in the region in the short term.

They report that as long as health authorities grant them permission, they will announce the winning consortium on April 30 and begin work May 12.