Mayan Train’s Construction Continues Despite ResistanceBy Paloma Duran | Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:09
For the second time, a judge filed a definitive suspension against the Mayan Train project, which was recently declared a matter of “national security.” Contrary to what López Obrador suggested, Mexico City International Airport (AICM) Terminal 2 needs refurbishing to operate in the short term. In addition, authorities argue that AICM’s closures were prearranged to not significantly affect airline operations.
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Government Expropiates Lands for the Mayan Train’s Construction
Although criticism and protests against the construction of the Mayan Train persist, President López Obrador issued a new decree to expropriate 36 plots of land in Quintana Roo to continue with the construction of Section 5.
For the second time, a local judge in Yucatan ruled in favor of an environmental civil association that asked for a definitive suspension of the construction of the Mayan Train’s Section 5 for developmental irregularities and failure to comply with environmental regulation.
Mexico City International Airport (AICM) has been under public scrutiny since a pothole in one of the runways disrupted the airport's operations, as industry insiders point toward a deteriorating airport infrastructure, exacerbated by lacking maintenance and resource mismanagement. In this context, President López Obrador proposed an overhaul or reconstruction of Terminal 2, though some experts see the latter option as unlikely to materialize.
After Mexico City International Airport (AICM) operated with just one runway last weekend due to the a pothole that caused delays and cancelations for flights, authorities announced that one of the two runways will be closed for programmed maintenance for the remainder of the week.
President López Obrador visited Cancun to kick off four infrastructure projects in the state, which aim to improve road connectivity for both locals and tourists. The president considers the investments to be a form of compensation from the federal government for the benefits that Cancun has brought the country via its prolific tourism industry.
After years of planning, an important port for the offshore oil and gas sector is set to be constructed in Veracruz, aiming to take advantage of the state’s privileged location in the Gulf of Mexico and to become a benchmark regarding high-tech seaports in Mexico.