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Mexico to import stone from Cuba for Maya Train tracks

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexico will import around 200,000 tons of stone per month from Cuba for its Maya Train project. The Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) reported the export of stone to Mexico for the construction of the Maya Train railway, which is currently in the port of the province of Cienfuegos, Cuba.

Andrés Díaz Guerrero, head of Grupo de Operaciones en la Empresa Servicios Portuarios del Centro, told ACN that some 20,000 tons of stone is waiting shipment to Yucatan in an open-air warehouse.

Once shipping begins, the first month will consist of 90,000 tons, a figure that will increase in stages to a rate of 200,000 tons per month, he said.

Díaz Guerrero explained that the rajón stone destined for Mexico comes from the Arriete quarry in the municipality of Palmira and is transported by rail to the yard of the Cienfuegos maritime terminal.

He did not provide a date as to when those shipments would begin.