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Mexican army to work on Escárcega, Chetumal and Cancun section of Maya Train

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — To advance in the construction of the Maya Train, the Mexican Army will join the work being done along the Escárcega to Chetumal and Chetumal to Cancún sections, including the Tulum to Cancún section.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in order to stay on schedule, elements of the army will participate in those sections. He reported that they will be sent to the area to help with the work project once they finish work on the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA).

AMLO says the AIFA airport is scheduled to be inaugurated on March 21 of this year. He says once that is done, 10 large camps will be set up along a 50-kilometer route of those sections of Maya Train.

He explained that the Maya Train project also includes the rehabilitation of ancient Mayan cities such as Palenque, El Tigre, Calakmul, Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Edzná and Uxmal.

He also said that the military engineers will also be responsible for building the new Tulum International Airport on the 1,200 hectares of the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Ejido. AMLO said that the land deal with the Ejidos is done.

“They gave us the 1,200 hectare. The appraisal is done. They are paid,” he said adding that work will also begin in Cancun and Tulum as part of the infrastructure program that he presented last week where an investment of 10 billion pesos is expected in conjunction with the government of Quintana Roo.