Government Plans More Infrastructure ProjectsBy Paloma Duran | Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:11
The president invited business leaders to discuss infrastructure investment in Sinaloa. In addition, the El Cuchillo II aqueduct will assure the water supply for Nuevo Leon as well as reactivate the local construction sector. Although civilians and owners resist the expropriation of land for the Mayan Train, the new decree enables immediate evictions and the start of construction works.
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President López Obrador invited business directors for dinner at the National Palace to promote public-private investment in infrastructure projects. The talks focused on the potential development of hydraulic and transportation infrastructure projects in Sinaloa.
As Nuevo Leon struggles with water shortages, the construction of new water supply infrastructure becomes an urgent need, requiring close cooperation between the government and the private sector. According to the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC), the El Cuchillo II aqueduct would be a benefit for both the water supply and the construction sector.
After months of legal struggles, a judge revoked three definitive suspensions regarding Section 5 of the Mayan Train’s works. The decision paves the way for authorities to continue constructing the project that aims to connect touristic hubs in the south of Mexico.Yucatan’s First District Judge Fernando Novelo lifted the suspensions that were granted in late May.
Although protests and criticism against the construction of the Mayan Train persist, López Obrador issued a new decree to expropriate 36 plots of land in Quintana Roo to continue with the construction of Section 5.
López Obrador announced he has reached an agreement with those opposing the Suburban Train’s expansion, which aims to connect Mexico City with Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA). The agreement was reached after talks with municipal authorities and locals.
The Iztapalapa Elevated Trolleybus suffers a new delay, postponing its inauguration for the fifth time. The key transportation infrastructure work of the Mexico City government will begin operating in September of this year instead.