Government expropriates properties for works of the Mayan Train in Quintana Roo


The government of the Republic expropriated “for reasons of public utility” seven properties in Quintana Roo for the execution of Section 6 of the Mayan Train, with a total area of 83,819 square meters.

In the Decree, signed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), it is detailed that the properties are in the municipalities of Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Othón P. Blanco.

The document stipulates that the expropriation includes the constructions and facilities that are in the real estate and that are part of them, for which the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) will proceed to the immediate occupation of said assets.

“On the occasion of the entry into force of this decree, FONATUR Tren Maya, S.A. de C.V. and the Secretary of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development, must coordinate to cover with their authorized budget the amount of compensation that in terms of law must be paid to those who prove their legitimate right, in accordance with the appraisals issued by the Institute of Administration and Appraisals of National Assets,” he says.

It clarifies that within 10 business days following the notification, the interested parties may recourse to the judicial procedure referred to in article 11 of the Expropriation Law, with the sole purpose of contesting the amount of compensation.

The Decree entered into force this Monday, March 27.

In the argumentation of the Decree, the AMLO government explains that the Mayan Train is the most important infrastructure, socioeconomic development and tourism project of the present six-year term, since it will have a route of 1,525 kilometers, it will pass through the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo and will interconnect the main cities and tourist sites of the Yucatán Peninsula.

“The Mayan Train is a project aimed at increasing the economic benefits of tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula, creating jobs, promoting sustainable development, protecting the area’s environment by discouraging activities such as illegal logging and wildlife trafficking, and promoting the territorial ordering of the region”, the document stresses.

The document maintains that the Mayan Train will function as a humanitarian corridor through which food, medical, and other types of support will be delivered to indigenous communities and marginalized peoples of the Mexican southeast.

“It will have a constant flow, and it will it be possible to reach these towns promptly and efficiently; likewise, due to its geographical location, it is essential to safeguard the coasts and the border area with Central America,” says the document.

Source: Diario de Yucatan