Federal Territory Declaration for Two Immense Lands in Quintana Roo

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The federal government published two new land boundary announcements to declare them federal territory in Quintana Roo.

These are two immense polygons, the first one of 20,287 hectares that extends across three different municipalities: Benito Juárez (Cancún), Puerto Morelos, and Lázaro Cárdenas, and a second one of 5,780 hectares, also in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas.

In the first case, the surface area that will become the property of the federation is so large that it borders the Cancún International Airport and very distant ejidos such as Alfredo V. Bonfil, Chiquilá, and Kantunilkín in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, at the far north of the entity, as well as Leona Vicario in Puerto Morelos.

It is a polygon equivalent to four times the surface area where the New International Airport of Mexico City was intended to be built in Texcoco, which covered 4,536 hectares.

However, unlike previous land boundary announcements, this notice does not indicate that the land will be incorporated into the Maya Train project.

It is specified that the alleged owners, possessors, neighbors, and those who consider that the boundary works could affect them have a period of 30 business days to present their case.

This group of alleged owners includes the Ministry of Communications and Transport, Cancún-Tulum Highway, El Cedral ejido, Vicente Guerrero ejido, La Esperanza ejido, El Tintal ejido and its annex El Pocito, Cristobal Colón ejido, Kilometro 80 ejido, Alfredo V. Bonfil and its annex and Cancún Airport, Puerto Morelos ejido, Leona Vicario ejido, Kantunilkin and Isla Mujeres ejido, Chiquilá ejido and Kantunilkín ejido, Naranjal Poniente ejido, Chan Santa Cruz ejido, and Santa María Poniente ejido.

Those who do not present their documents within the specified period, or who having been notified to witness the boundary delimitation do not attend, will be considered in agreement with its results.

In the second notice for the boundary delimitation of another 5,780 hectares in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, the possible owners mentioned include the Ministry of Communications and Transport, Cancún-Tulum Highway, El Cedral ejido, Vicente Guerrero ejido, La Esperanza ejido, El Tintal ejido and its annex El Pocito, Cristobal Colón ejido, Kilometro 80 ejido, Alfredo V. Bonfil and its annex and Cancún Airport, Puerto Morelos ejido, Leona Vicario ejido, Kantunilkin and Isla Mujeres ejido, Chiquilá ejido and Kantunilkín ejido, Naranjal Poniente ejido, Chan Santa Cruz ejido, and Santa María Poniente ejido, Chiquilá ejido and Kantunilkín ejido.

In total, the declaration of national territory over a total of 26,067 hectares is announced, the largest surface area to date that will be incorporated into the federation in Quintana Roo.

Background

As recently as August 2023, the head of the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial Urban Development, Román Meyer Falcón, announced that in line with the Territorial Ordering Program of the South-Southeast Region (POT-RSSE), there would be efforts to organize the territory in the southern area of the country.

An agreement was signed with the government of Quintana Roo to promote strategies for proper urbanization and to avoid real estate speculation; in order to reduce territorial inequalities and strengthen tourism in the entity.

In an August 2023 meeting with the 11 municipal presidents of Quintana Roo, the head of Sedatu emphasized that one of the central axes to consider in urban development is the preservation of the environment, as tourism and communities depend on it; therefore, he mentioned that the focus is on creating pleasant and safe environments to ensure sustainable growth in the medium and long term.

“We must reach joint agreements to properly densify and avoid real estate speculation; we need the support of all municipalities to preserve the environment and contain urban sprawl,” the secretary stated on that occasion.

Source: El Economista