The president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that the governments of Chiapas and Tabasco will start the Maya Train project, which by 2019 will have a budget of $16 billion pesos.
In a private meeting at an exclusive hotel in the archaeological zone of Palenque, the constitutional and elected governors of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Quinta Roo and Yucatan gave their support to the president-elect for the construction of 150,000 kilometers of tourist Mayan Train, passengers and cargo, which will be completed no later than four years with a global investment (public and private) of up to $150 billion pesos.
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López Obrador presented the draft of what he described as a national work, to the incoming and outgoing state leaders, and announced that there will be fiscal facilities for investors and for the inhabitants of the regions through which the train will cross.
According to the project presented by Tabasco, there is already an advance in regions such as Chiapas and Tabasco where current governors, Manuel Velasco and Arturo Núñez, respectively, who will start the works.
The project plans 17 stations that will mean a touristic and cultural tour of 1,500 kilometers through Palenque, Tenosique, Escárcega, Calakmul, Xpujil, Bacalar, Puerto FC, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Cancun, Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Izamal, Merida, Maxcanú and Campeche.