Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A total of 138 hectares of land has been expropriated in four municipalities of Quintana Roo for the Maya Train. On June 10, the government of Mexico, through the Secretariat of Territorial and Urban Agrarian Development (Sedatu), published the declaration in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
According to the publication, 138.3 hectares from the municipalities of Benito Juárez (Cancún), Puerto Morelos, Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) and Tulum have been expropriated. The land will be used to build infrastructure for the Maya Train.
“The development of the Maya Train Project is declared to be of public utility in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos and Tulum, in the state of Quintana Roo, which will materialize in the construction of public infrastructure works on the properties that add up to a total area of approximately 1,383,122.91 (one million three hundred eighty-three thousand one hundred twenty-two point ninety-one) square meters, comprised of each and every one of the properties detailed in the Considerations of this Declaration, required for the construction of said public infrastructure work,” states the Declaration.
The document indicates that the owners of the assets and rights must be notified, and once the owners are informed, they will have a period of up to 15 business days “to manifest before the Legal Affairs Unit of the Secretariat of Territorial and Urban Agrarian Development, what suits their right and interest and present the evidence they deem pertinent.”
The document specifies that two of the expropriated properties are located in Benito Juárez, four in Puerto Morelos, 35 in Solidaridad and four in Tulum.
Once the procedure has been settled, “immediate occupation” of the aforementioned properties will proceed. The decree has been signed by the head of Sedatu, Román Guillermo Meyer Falcón.