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López Obrador to spend weekend in southeast working on Maya train budget

Mexico City, Mexico — President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will spend the weekend traveling to several of the Maya train destination cities in an attempt to prepare for a budget.

In a recent meeting, López Obrador said “We are preparing the budget for the next year, (which) will free up funds for development. We will have public investments and associate it with private investment and thus boost development.”

Over the next several days, López Obrador will hold meetings in the southeast areas the country with businessmen and other government officials. On Saturday, he will be in Villahermosa, Tabasco where he will attend a meeting with personnel of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

On Sunday, the president-elect will meet with five state governors in Palenque who are involved with the Maya train project. The governors are from the states of Chiapas, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, who will meet to review the project.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador affirmed that the expenditure budget for 2019 will see public funds and private investment for the construction of the Maya Train.