Federal government would expropriate 46 properties in Quintana Roo for the Mayan Train

Cancun, QR. This weekend, a new declaration of public utility was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) so that the federal government can expropriate 130 hectares of private land in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos and Tulum, that is, those covered by Section 5 of the Mayan Train.

This is the third declaration that has been published so far this year, which adds up to just over 900 hectares that the federal government has declared of public utility, that is, more than 9 million square meters, most of which are private property. , although there are also ejido lands.

The first declaration dates back to Monday, January 17 of this year, when the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) published the first notice on a total of 240 hectares, announcing the intention of the federal government to acquire, and if applicable expropriate, 198 properties, of which 22 are in Benito Juárez, 142 in Solidaridad and 34 in Puerto Morelos.

On February 18 of this year, Sedatu published a second declaration of public utility in which it announced that the federal government intended to acquire, or in its case, expropriate an area of ​​530 hectares, divided into 231 properties along Section 5. north and 5 south of the Mayan Train project in the municipalities of Benito Juárez (Cancún), Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos and Tulum.


In a statement, the head of Sedatu, Román Meyer Falcón, explained that “this declaration of usefulness only indicates the fractions of the properties that can be used for the construction of the project and does not imply immediate expropriation at any time”, that is, that the government would first negotiate a “concerted” purchase, but if no agreement was reached, the expropriation would proceed.

In the case of this third declaration of public utility, contained in the Saturday June 11 edition of the DOF, it is specified that the objective is “to materialize the construction of public infrastructure works on real estate that add up to a total area of ​​1 million 383,122.91 meters squares”.

These privately owned properties, it is added, “are appropriate and suitable for the construction and integral operation of the Mayan Train Project, for which it is necessary to expropriate them for sections 5 north and 5 south.”

There are a total of 46 properties, of which two are in Benito Juárez, four in Puerto Morelos, 36 in Solidaridad and another four in Tulum.

According to the declaration, “the cause of public utility provided for in article 1 is fulfilled. section III Bis of the Expropriation Law, since it is the construction of a public infrastructure work, whose purpose is to attend and satisfy the needs of the population in general, both for tourists and for the inhabitants of the localities located within of the Yucatan Peninsula.

“The interested parties will have a period of 15 business days from the notification or the second publication in the DOF of this declaration, to state before the Sedatu Legal Affairs Unit what is convenient for their right and interest and present the evidence they deem pertinent”, reads the document.

Second tender launched for Nichupté Bridge

Cancun, QR. The new call for public tenders for the Nichupté Bridge, in the Cancun hotel zone, was launched on Comprenet.com, in the form of invitation to “at least three international participants”.

This after the first tender was declared void, both due to the insolvency of some companies, and for exceeding, in the case of other proposals, by more than 1,500 million the budget allocated by the federal government for the work, which is 5,800 million. of weights.

Guido Mendiburu Solís, director of the SCT Center, Quintana Roo, commented that this type of invitation to three people “is provided for in the law, which allows agencies to enter into contracts through invitation procedures for at least three people, founded and motivated, in criteria of economy, effectiveness, efficiency, impartiality, honesty and transparency that are appropriate to obtain the best conditions for the state”.

In this case, national and international people who have immediate response capacity will be invited, as well as technical, financial and other resources that are necessary, according to the characteristics, complexity and magnitude of the work to be carried out, explained the official.

The new tender includes the completion of the necessary studies and preparation of the executive project, as well as the construction of the substructure, superstructure, complementary works and connection junctions of the bridge.

Once the call has been launched, it is established that the presentation and opening of proposals will be on June 23, 2022 in Mexico City, that is, that the procedure will take at least the entire month of June.

Mendiburu Solís assured that the delay in the execution of the work will be minimal, because while in the first tender the start of the work was scheduled for June 16, for this second tender the start date of the works is June 1 July.

The previous public tender was declared void because the companies did not reach the necessary scores to obtain the contract for the work.

To mention just one example, Mota Engil’s proposal reached a budget of 7,251 million pesos, that is, 1,451 million more than the 5,800 million, after VAT, budgeted by the federal government.

The project is an urban highway totally suspended on piles through the Nichupté Lagoon in Cancún, with a total length of 8.80 kilometers.

According to the MIA, the work contemplates two junctions, the first located to the west or urban area and that connects with the Kabah road distributor where three avenues converge.

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