Fonatur acquires a 15.4-hectare property in Nuevo Xcán for the construction of the Mayan Train

Cancun, QR. The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) obtained the approval of the Ejido of New Xcán for the acquisition of a 15.4-hectare property where the Mayan Train station will be built in this town.

During the celebration of the ejido assembly, which was attended by 156 ejidatarios and in the presence of local authorities, the participants unanimously voted in favor, an agreement that was endorsed by a representative of the Agrarian Attorney’s Office.

Within the framework of the meeting, the representation of Fonatur submitted to the consideration of the members of the ejidal population nucleus of New Xcan a proposal to disincorporate 15.4 hectares of land from the ejido regime to carry out the works of the Nuevo Xcán-Holbox station.

Lilia González Moreno, Territorial Liaison for Section 6 of the Maya Trend, commented that the station’s design contemplates the active participation of the population and that Fonatur will continue to accompany the communities throughout the process.

“The commitment is given. The station will have kitchen, service and workshop areas, which will be nurtured by the enterprises that are here in the region and, additionally, you will have the opportunity to be the protagonists of the Mayan Train,” he said. Gonzalez Moreno.

For his part, the ejidatario, Enrique Canul, specified that in various meetings with Fonatur They have heard the proposals and benefits of the Mayan Train, especially that the location of the station is a guarantee of job sources for the young people who live in the community and surrounding areas.

Section 4

In this sense, he urged his colleagues to consider the federal government’s proposal. “The reason for this meeting is to reach an agreement and if you so wish New Xcan it can grow and will obtain benefits for the population”, he pointed out. The town is located within Section 4 of the Mayan Train, in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas.

The Section 4 It comprises a route of 239.5 kilometers between Mérida and Cancún, with a planned investment of 25,000 million pesos. This section will have five stations: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Xibalbá in the state of Yucatán; as well as in Leona Vicario and Nuevo Xcán in Quintana Roo. The road will be located parallel to the Cancun-Mérida toll road, the works also include a reengineering of this road.

“The railway will be located next to the existing highway in operation 180D, which will have a reengineering, this consists of modifying said highway in its total right of way to the axis of the current median of 60 m, where in one of the directions of the same (South body) that goes from the town of Kantunil (approximately) to Cancun will be built and will operate the Mayan Train. it is read in the Manifestation of Environmental Impact (MIA).

“While in the other direction (Northern Body) that goes from Cancun to Kantunil, the highway will be configured with four lanes (A4) with a central concrete barrier and with the width of the road and shoulders in accordance with current regulations regarding means of communication”, adds the document.

The railway line also contemplates complementary works, such as five railway stations, two service areas for roads, four hillsides, four junctions, 61 drainage works, a maintenance base, eight returns, 26 underpasses and 55 livestock crossings, 19 fauna, 62 existing access roads and a service road. For this, Fonatur requested the change of land use in an area of ​​317.28 additional hectares to those of the existing right of way.

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