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Mayan Train Expected To Bring Economic Growth

By Lorenzo Núñez | Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:47

The Mayan Train is projected to have a positive impact in Mexico´s southeastern region, Tourism expected to get a boost from Google and UNWTO, AIFA (Felipe Angeles Airport) projected to get infrastructure work done to improve accessibility, as well as an analysis piece of the new airport. This and more in your weekly roundup!

Acciona To Build, Operate Desalination Plant in Mexico

Acciona Agua and La Peninsular Compañia Constructora plan to build a new desalination plant in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. As part of transparency measures, regional authorities are verifying the relevant paperwork and have  delayed signing of the contract. The contract includes the design, preparation, financing, construction, testing and operation of the plant, as well as conservation and maintenance. The contract stipulates an operation period of 25 years through a public-private partnership scheme. Acciona will invest €134.5 million (US$163.8 million) in public-private plans and manage the project. The plant will be developed jointly by the two companies and will have an estimated construction time of 24 months.

Mayan Train to give Sustainability and Profitability to Southeastern Region

Last year, a UN-Habitat analysis piece stated that the megaproject would create 750,000 new jobs in 16 municipalities and 150,000 new jobs associated with the rural economy by 2030. In addition to the 80,000 employment opportunities already created by2020. The piece also projects a MX$2.1 billion (US$105.6 million) increase in the local economy and a 15 percent reduction in poverty.

UNWTO And Google Join Forces to Boost Global Tourism

Google and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have signed a new agreement to design and target solutions for a global tourism recovery. The organizations plan to develop various training courses for several destination market organizations (DMO), whose traditional function is to promote attractive travel destinations. "The strong partnership between UNWTO and Google will help put innovation and digital at the heart of tourism's recovery. Working together, UNWTO and Google will enable destinations, businesses and tourism workers to harness the power of data and market intelligence. Both of which are increasingly important as global tourism looks to reboot and recover," said Zurab Pololikashvili, UNWTO Secretary, reported UNWTO.

Logistics and Infrastructure Essential to Economic Recovery

Promotion, development and investment in infrastructure and logistics projects represent an opportunity for economic recovery in Mexico. The country could also benefit from trends such as nearshoring, e-commerce and the pipeline of projects in the north and southeast, expressed panelists during the Mexico Business Forum 2021 Virtual Edition, held on Wednesday, May 26.

AIFA to have Two Overpasses Built by GAMI

The new Felipe Angeles Airport (AIFA) will have two overpasses that will connect automobile traffic on the Tonanitla highway with the airport. Construction work is expected to be supervised by construction company GAMI, subsidiary of Grupo Indi. The company will have a US$63 million budget and 230 working days to finish the project.

AIFA Going Strong Despite Criticisms

The Mexico City International Airport Felipe Angeles (AIFA) in Santa Lucia is one of the most important infrastructure projects of the decade. However, it has jumped from one controversy to another, leaving a trail of uncertainty that puts its future impact in question. Read the analysis piece here.

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Lorenzo Núñez Lorenzo Núñez Junior Journalist & Industry Analyst