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New Lawsuit Against Mayan Train Filed

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:32

The group Organización Nacional de Responsabilidad del Estado (ONRE) filed a lawsuit on Friday against the companies involved in the construction of segments 4 and 5 of the Mayan Train. The lawsuit demands restitution for all environmental damage caused by the construction of the Mayan Train, in the order of US$26 billion. The companies named in the lawsuit include Grupo México and ICA, according to a report from El Economista. 

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Jalisco to Build Line 4 of Light Rail

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro announced that the construction works of Line 4 of the state’s Light Rail System will start this week. The project will connect Guadalajara City with the Tlajomulco municipality. Last week, President López Obrador said there would be an investment of US$400 million in Line 4 and the El Zapotillo storage dam. The president signed a letter of commitment where he specified that around US$100 million would go to the project. The government of Jalisco will invest an additional US$100 million and the private sector will participate with US$250 million, bringing the total funding to US$450 million, which will be channeled through the National Fund for Infrastructure (FONADIN).

AIFA to Receive 100 New Operations

Two months after the inauguration of AIFA, federal authorities have reached an agreement with airlines to move their operations from AICM to the city’s newest airport. According to the government, more than 100 daily operations will be transferred from August 15, 2022 onward. Airlines that owe more than their yearly tax liabilities, as well as national cargo and charter flights will be transferred sooner. The government hopes that in three months’ time, international cargo flights can be relocated too, once AIFA’s infrastructure is ready to handle the volume.

AMLO Supports Sheinbaum Regarding Line 12

President López Obrador reaffirmed his support to the Mexico City government regarding the ongoing investigation of the Metro Line 12 collapse. He hopes the line is back in operation by the end of 2022. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum considered the results of DNV’s investigation into the reasons for Line 12’s collapse “false” and “politically biased.” Consequently, the Sheinbaum administration announced that it will now proceed to file a civil lawsuit against DNV. The company, nevertheless, backs-up the results of its report.

CIPRO to Upgrade Cutzamala System

Manuel Salas, Director, CIPRO, has announced the company’s participation in three supervision and water treatment projects that will be developed in Mexico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Salas highlighted the importance of the Cutzamala system and the need for the company to develop its third branch along approximately 30km. The project will be developed by CONAGUA, and will require an investment of over US$59 million, benefitting over 21 million people. The project considers the reinforcement of pipes and the operative system, which has been working steadily for 40 years and supplies water to the Valley of Mexico area. Works started in April and will end in late 2023.

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