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National and international companies expressing interest in Cancun-Tulum section of Maya Train

Cancun, Q.R. — The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) reports that both national and international companies are expressing interest in the fifth section of the Maya Train.

According to Fonatur, several national and international companies have raised their hands to participate in the railway project. Among the bidding companies are Mota Engil, who has already obtained section 1 of the train. Company La Peninsular, owned by Carlos Hank González, is also interested as is the Spanish OHL (Obrascón Huarte Lain) company.

Company ICA (Ingenieros Civiles Asociados), who won bidding for the fourth section, continues to express interest in obtaining another section, while CICSA (Carso Infraestructura y Construcción, SA), and Aldesa, whose shareholder is China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), also wants in.

Fonatur says that Section 5 of the Maya Train project is divided into two segments: the north, which goes from the Cancun International Airport to Playa del Carmen and the south, which will see tracks laid from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.

The federal body in charge of the Maya Train project says the new tender for Section 5 will be launched January 15.