President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, together with the state governor, Carlos Joaquín González, they gave flag to the construction of the fourth section of the Maya Izamal Train – Cancun in Lázaro Cárdenas, Quintana Roo.
Accompanied by Javier Jiménez Espriú, Secretary of Communications and Transportation; Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur), President López Obrador said that This work is transcendent and historical and the opportunity to claim the southeast of the country.
“Many years passed and this region was not served. We are going to continue supporting the north, the bajío, the center, the south and also the southeast of Mexico; in the last 40 years only Cancun grew in the southeast that is why people from other states came to Quintana Roo to live and work, “added the President.
López Obrador mentioned that the Mayan Train will help after the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus that has caused unemployment in this region and throughout the country. The President himself estimated that a million jobs will be lost due to the pandemic.
For this work, in its five sections of construction, 80 thousand direct jobs will be created in 2020 and for the next year there will be 150 thousand, reiterated the Tabasco.
The Maya Train has to be ready in 28 months, said the President, “nothing that could not be done because of the rains, of course it can. There is the example of the military engineers who are building the Felipe Ángeles airport”
There is no place for inept companies: AMLO
The fourth section of the Maya Train will be built by the ICA company reason why it announced that to the inauguration of the project the participation of this one will take shape.
“This is what should be highlighted, that there are responsible companies that comply because we are in new times, in a new stage (…) the ineptitude is over; I am sure that ICA will comply, not so much supervision is required but rather have a word, “he added.
López Obrador reported that the tourist businessman Daniel Chávez will be his representative in the work to supervise it but he reiterated that Javier Jiménez Espriú, secretary of Communications and Transportation; Miguel Torruco Márquez, head of Tourism, and Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur will also attend the construction.
Maya Train represents a new paradigm: Carlos Joaquín
In his speech, the Governor of Quintana Roo stated that ehe Mayan Train is much more than an infrastructure project, “in reality represents a new paradigm of economic integration, regional development and social equity”.
Carlos Joaquín González affirmed that tourism it is the great alternative as a lever for national development and especially from the social perspective. “From the beginning we have been one of the few countries that have natural resources and a great variety of life forms.”
More than a million people will come out of poverty: Jiménez Pons
Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur, pointed out that more than a million people will get out of poverty thanks to the Maya Train
“We have a debt to communities, cities without spaces, trees, services or quality of life,” said Jiménez Pons.
Jiménez Pons added that seek to comply with, remedy and apply environmental laws as well as proposing a new, more responsible model with nature.
“In the last 20 years the peninsula has lost 80,000 hectares per year, the Mayan train will take care of the environment,” he added.
The event was also attended by Miguel Torruco Marqués, Secretary of Tourism, and Guadalupe Phillips, CEO of ICA.
Curious break ‘Sana Distancia’
A small demonstration of the Autonomous Confederation of Workers and Employees of Mexico came to the event to hold a demonstration in support of the PresidentIn addition, curious people gathered around the event to cheer.
With these spontaneous arrivals healthy distance protocols were broken that had been achieved in the first two events. In addition, government employees crowded into tents adjacent to the main event, exceeding the capacity of 50 people by slightly more than double.
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