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AMLO says both the Tulum airport and Maya Train to be operational in 2023

Last updated on March 1, 2021

Tulum, Q.R. — Both the Tulum airport and Maya Train will be operational in 2023, says Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. During a morning conference, he expressed his assurance that both projects will be up and running during 2023.

As for the Maya Train, referring to the Cancun-Tulum section, which will be 120 kilometers long, he said that section will be built in the middle of the road and that they intend to have it constructed in 2022.

“If we start in March 2021, which is what I want, we will finish it in March 2022,” he projected, clarifying that along that stretch there are not “many tourist facilities, hotels,” but adding that “it is the most difficult because we don’t want to cause inconveniences that will affect tourism, while doing it as well as possible.”

Rendering of the new Tulum International Airport

In October, AMLO announced an airport would be built in Tulum. He said that an airport in Tulum has been part of the state’s infrastructure plans for more than 10 years, since the management of Félix González Canto, which at the time, generated great land speculation.

Military engineers have the task of building the airport in the municipality of Tulum and delivering it in 2023, ensuring it is ready to operate at a regional level. At an international level, the airport is expected to handle some 3 million passengers a year.

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