This week, the Yucatan construction sector is expected to grow significantly this year as the Mayan Train encourages other complementary projects. Additionally, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) is working to successfully migrate cargo operations from AICM to AIFA.
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Mayan Train Boosts Infrastructure Projects in Yucatan
Yucatan, a state traditionally not considered to be an important destination for infrastructure investment, is gaining relevance as important projects come online this year. The biggest benefits will come from the Mayan Train, which created the need to develop cultural, recreational and tourist-focused infrastructure.
Experts Approve of AIFA as Primary Cargo Hub: SICT
SICT announced that cargo companies validated the use of the Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) as a cargo hub, saying it complies with the technological and infrastructure needs of the sector. However, the Mexican Front for the Defense of National Aviation (FDAN) warned that the airport lacks the necessary infrastructure to attend the forecasted demand.
Ministry of Infrastructure Highlights AIFA Cargo Infrastructure
SICT Head, Jorge Nuño, met with cargo operators and logistics service providers to show them the advantages of the Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) to convince them to move their operations.
AICM Refurbishment Will Not Affect Operations, Sheinbaum Says
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that works to refurbish AICM’s terminal 2 are moving forward and will advance further without the need to stop the airport’s daily operations.
The Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) will invest MX$41 billion (US$1.8 billion) in infrastructure works in marginalized neighborhoods. The renovations are expected to benefit nearly 1,000 urban areas.
CEMEX Advances Circular Economy Bid Through SHTANG Acquisition
CEMEX, one of the major players in the global concrete and cement industry, announced it acquired 51% of an Israeli construction material recycling company. CEMEX said that this is in line with its acquisition strategy focused on developed markets and greener solutions for the construction industry.