More Mayan Train Bids PublishedBy Pedro Alcalá | Wed, 04/15/2020 - 15:48
After publishing 14 bids to build the first segment of the Mayan Train on April 1, FONATUR has moved right along to publishing 15 bids to build the train’s second segment. According to FONATUR’S press release, this second segment will begin where the first one left off, in the city of Escarcega in the state of Campeche, and will cover 235km to the town of Calkini, also in the state of Campeche. This is the first segment of the train that will attract the higher number of passengers that comes from crossing a major population center, in this case the segment’s only main station which is the state of Campeche’s capital city, also named Campeche. By finishing in Calkini, this segment will also drop off riders minutes away from the border with the state of Yucatan.
The cheapest bid was once again proposed by the same consortium led by Villahermosa’s Grupo Vázquez del Sur, together with companies like CICPSA, CIACSA and Rubau: US$664.71 million. In fact, many of the same consortiums made an appearance, such as the one led by Carlos Hank Rhon’s La Peninsular with a bid of US$845.48 million, the one led by Carlos Slim’s CICSA with a bid of US$768.57 million, the one led by historically renowned Mexican infrastructure group ICA with a bid of US$861.06 million and Grupo CEMZA’s “Lakamha Mukaan” consortium with a bid of US$680.68 million (the second cheapest bid). The most expensive bid came from the so-called “Made in Mexico” Consortium led by CAABSA Constructora, which also bid for work in the first segment: US$906.08 million. This tender was originally published on February 12 (five days after the first segment’s tender) and the winning bid for this segment will be announced on April 30 (seven days after the first segment’s winning bid is announced, on the day scheduled for those works to begin), with work on this second segment scheduled to begin on May 12, assuming permission is granted by sanitary authorities.