Cancun, Q.R. — The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) has submitted a request for resources for the construction of an intermodal transfer centre or Cetram in Cancun. The Cetram centre would interconnect the Cancun International Airport with the Maya Train and local transportation system.
The request for the 212 million peso was made to Inversión de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP) for the purchase of land on which they intend to build the interconnection centre.
Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur explained that the negotiation process has already been made with an individual from whom 189 hectares, located at the back of the airport, will be purchased for the construction of the railway station and the intermodal station that will link the train, the air terminal and local transport to the center and the city.
“All that remains is to settle the sale and purchase,” he said adding that private investors will be invited to allocate capital in infrastructure and services around the Cetram, such as hotels and commercial developments.
“Fonatur-Tren Maya plans to detonate investments around the station for the commercialization of tourist services accompanied by roads and public spaces for recreation,” the submitted request reads.
Fonatur also anticipates an increase in value for property near the Maya Train station and therefor seeks to “capture and take advantage of” the added value generated by the development of tourism services and marketing activities in the vicinity of the station.
Jiménez Pons explained that the Central de Transferencia Intermodal (Cetram) will also be designed to receive the light rail project promoted by the Quintana Roo government to mobilize tourists and local residents from the city center and the hotel zone to the Maya Train station and Cancun airport.