Construction Industry Could Grow By 6 Percent in 2022By Paloma Duran | Wed, 03/30/2022 - 16:35
Francisco Solares, President, Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry, announced that the industry could grow by 6 percent in 2022. Solares said this growth could also increase the confidence of private investors, since most projects are expected to be carried out using their funding. In addition, he stressed that the government works developed by the military must be reviewed by the Superior Audit Office of the Federation (ASF) to provide greater confidence to the public.
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The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) voiced its interest in building a USMCA Corridor, which seeks to connect the country's Pacific coast with Texas through a logistics hub, part of a wider rail line that would go up to Winnipeg, Canada. In 2022, SICT is expected to spend more than MX$600 million (US$30.10 million) on permits, studies and fees for the project.
Construction of the T-MEX Park, an industrial park that aims to manage logistics in the country and make better use of USMCA-driven opportunities, has begun. The 4 million m² project is expected to be the largest industrial park in Latin America and a key intermodal logistics hub in the Valley of Mexico.
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The Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) was inaugurated while construction works for its access paths continue. The main entrance to the airport is not yet ready. The current option to enter the airport is a provisional entrance installed in the military city in Tecamac. The second option is to take the Mexico-Pachuca highway, which finished its lane expansion just one day prior to AIFA’s inauguration. Once inside, there are no clear signs to indicate the access to the airport or the military city’s cultural attractions.
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