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Presidential decree buys back months of lost Maya Train time

Maya Train News — The director of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism says the Maya Train project has gained back some it’s lagging-behind time. Fonatur head Rogelio Jiménez Pons said that thanks to a presidential decree, the project has gained between four to six months of time.

Pons explained that thanks to the decree with which President Andrés Manuel López Obrador “shielded” the mega projects of his administration, the Maya Train has been able to gain between four and six months of negotiations with authorities for its construction.

Jiménez Pons told the media “with the decree, we are gaining from four to six months, which is a lot for the purposes of the commitments of the work,” adding that “what we are gaining are the negotiations with certain federal authorities,” he said noting that some legal procedures can take anywhere from four to five months.

“This agreement is helping us fundamentally in the procedures, so let’s be clear, we are continuing to do the legal procedures. The only thing that we gain is time,” he reiterated, stating that the Maya Train is scheduled to be operational in December of 2023.

Already twice this year, Pons pointed out that for various reasons, the Maya Train mega-project was behind schedule by several months.