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Quintana Roo will be more than ‘just Cancun’ says López Obrador during weekend tour

Chetumal, Q.R. — During his weekend tour of the south, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that Quintana Roo will be more than “just Cancun”. During his two day visit of the south and Mayan Zones, he also reported an unprecedented investment into those southern regions.

He made the tours with Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa who said that investments will be made to diversify tourist activity and generate shared prosperity for citizens.

During her first work tour as Governor with the President, Mara Lezama verified the progress in the historical projects being carried out in the state, such as the Maya Train.

Mara Lezama makes first work tour with AMLO as Governor. Photo: CGC

She also reported that the state will work in coordination with the federal government to promote shared prosperity in the south as part of the New Agreement for the Welfare and Development of Quintana Roo, as well as the rescue the of archaeological sites Ichkabal and Paamul, among others, which she says, will be attractive to millions of tourists.

On Saturday, President López Obrador said he trusts that the Maya Train will bring benefits to tourism throughout the state of Quintana Roo where he toured the progress along the Chetumal to Tulum section.

“We are going to continue helping a lot and above all, we are going to take care of the south of Quintana Roo that was left abandoned. Now, with the largest investment that is taking place in the south, we are going to create the Maya Train which will run from Cancun, Tulum, Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar, Chetumal to Xpujil (Campeche),” he said in a message to the press.

“Throughout this region, they are going to invest in the rescue of archaeological zones. It is going to offer more interest to tourists who can enjoy Bacalar, the beautiful lagoons that they have, Chetumal, and from that, people benefit…Quintana Roo is not only Cancun, but also Chetumal and Othón P. Blanco,” he said.