Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Additional sections of land have been expropriated by the Government of Mexico for its Maya Train project. On Sunday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, published a decree for the occupation of 165,000 square meters of private land located in the municipalities of Solidaridad and Tulum.
“Decree declaring the temporary occupation of 165,250.25 m2 (one hundred sixty-five thousand two hundred fifty point twenty-five square meters) of private property, located in the municipalities of Solidaridad and Tulum, in the state of Quintana Roo, of public utility, which will be used for the construction of public infrastructure works related to the Maya Train project,” says the decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
The decree establishes that the Maya Train is the most important infrastructure, socioeconomic development and tourism project of the current administration.
The decree also states that the occupation of the properties is in order to avoid unnecessary economic losses to the public treasury. A total of eight lots between the two municipalities will be dedicated to the construction of the ongoing federal project.
The Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), reported on the immediate temporary occupation of the properties, adding that the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development must proceed to pay the compensation to whom it corresponds.