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Tren Maya section to connect Isthums with Yucatan Peninsula nearing completion

Mexico City, Mexico — The General Director of the Tren Maya project, Óscar David Lozano Águila, says 207 of 226 kilometers of section 1 are complete. The finished sections run through seven municipalities in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Campeche.

This section is one that will boost economic development in the southeast. He says it will have a cargo transfer exchange yard in Palenque, which connects with the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and will allow the transfer of merchandise from the ports of Salina Cruz and Coatzacoalcos to the Yucatan Peninsula.

Additionally, there will be an operations yard in Escárcega which will detonate the regional economy from the transportation of Pemex fuels, steel and cement for the construction industry, grains, perishables and even automobiles for the Yucatan Peninsula.

Section 1 consists of a workshop, garage, a maintenance base and six stations located in Palenque (60 percent progress), Boca del Cerro (52 percent progress), Tenosique (35 percent progress), El Triunfo (62 percent progress). cent), Candelaria (76 percent progress) and Escárcega (95 percent progress).

The Executive Director of Mota-Engil Latin America, João Pedro Parreira, explained that the placement of the metal structure of the Boca del Cerro Bridge is progressing successfully, addding that eght of 21 segments have been installed, which means 1,102 tons.

The track laying is at 94 percent in section 1 with a completed track platform and structures.