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Military rolls through Tulum with Maya Train equipment

Tulum, Q.R. — Military personnel sent to help build the Maya Train have arrived. The group of 36 vehicles were reported to arrive in Tulum Sunday, however, they overnighted in the state’s capital city of Chetumal Sunday night.

On Monday morning, they headed for Tulum, arriving mid-day. The convoy rolled through the center of Tulum, making their way for the outskirts where they will begin installing temporary work camps.

They have arrived with 36 vehicles carrying 12 heavy machinery units and six dump trucks along with nine mobile offices, two chefs and 11 officers. The arriving personnel are set up at Kilometer 3 of the Tulum-Cobá highway where they will remain until the construction start-up event headed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which will take place in coming days.

Only three mobile offices, four heavy machinery units and two dump trucks will remain in Tulum. The rest of the equipment will be forwarded to Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Chetumal.

In an interview Monday, Governor Carlos Joaquín González revealed that 30,000 workers are coming to the state to work on these two Maya Train sections.

The military engineers have been sent to help with construction on sections 5 (Cancun to Playa del Carmen) and 6 (Tulum to Bacalar).