Cancun, Q. R. — Municipal authorities of Benito Juárez have signed the Maya Train agreement with the National Tourism Fund (Fonatur). The signing of the agreement details matters of territorial planning, urban settlements and public policies regarding the construction of the train.
Accompanied by Fonatur delegate Raúl Bermúdez Arreola, Cancun mayor Mara Lezama explained that the document will allow the elaboration of actions that can be incorporated into existing programs or that will be developed in the areas where the Maya Train project is carried out.
“The Maya Train is one of the great strategies that the government of Mexico promotes to detonate the social and economic development of our region. It is time to remember that this great project will encourage both tourism and employment, and will promote a better quality of life for the people of Benito Juarez,” she said.
Municipal trustee Heyden Cebada Rivas pointed out the investment of the project and its generation of more than 15,000 job opportunities.
“We will team up and work hand-in-hand with the authorities for the transformation that our entity needs,” he said.
The commitment of the participating municipalities is to create and monitor strategies within the framework of their planning powers and also formulate or update their municipal land use planning programs in accordance with those projects.
Other municipalities in the state who are expected to sign include Bacalar, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Othón P. Blanco, Puerto Morelos and Lázaro Cárdenas.
It is the same agreement as those signed by the municipalities of Tulum and Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) the previous week. Other signatures on the agreement include those of National Tourism Fund (Fonatur) and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.