Investments in infrastructure are bearing fruit, allowing Mexico to strengthen its position as it works to become a logistics hub. The Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (CIIT) shows significant progress, with cargo services already operational. Simultaneously, Tamaulipas is improving its customs infrastructure to maintain its position as a logistics center.
Other projects that aim to benefit Mexico’s population are also starting to see the light of day, with the El Cuchillo II aqueduct and the Interurban Train starting operations.
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Governor of Nuevo León Samuel García inaugurated the El Cuchillo II Aqueduct, which aims to address the drinking water crisis in the metropolitan area of Monterrey. In its first stage, the project will supply 1,500 L of drinking water per second. When it is complete, it is expected to benefit over 5.4 million inhabitants. The project represented an investment of MX$12.2 billion (US$715 million).
One of the most significant mobility projects of the last six years has finally been inaugurated. In this first stage, the Interurban Mexico-Toluca Train will only operate within the State of Mexico, while the works in Mexico City continue. The train is expected to be fully operational by June 2024.
The Government of Tamaulipas has begun modernization works at the ports of Altamira and Tampico, aiming to improve conditions for economic development. Authorities are overseeing the construction of new headquarters for the National Customs Agency (ANAM).
The Interoceanic Train project is making significant advances. Line Z, one of the three main lines, stands at 90.44% completion, while line FA stands at 34.87% and line K at 3.8%. All three lines have reported that cargo service is available, which can help improve transportation across Mexico by connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. This project aims to generate a trade route that connects the Asian market with the US East Coast.
Following the significant growth of e-commerce and aligning with its goal of being closer to buyers, Amazon inaugurated a distribution center in Mexico City, which is the largest last-mile delivery center in Latin America.