Cancun, Q.R. — The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) has deferred the ruling of the tender for section 5 (north) of the Maya Train, which will run from the Cancun International Airport to Playa del Carmen.
Earlier this month, Fonatur said that due to the overwhelming response of bidders, they had deferred announcing a winner for that tender from February 10 to February 25. However, they have said again that the winning company will now be announced March 5.
The deferment comes after 52 companies expressed interest in building section 5 of the train project. While a winning bidder has not yet been chosen, Fonatur has narrowed down the list to 10 companies.
The companies include ICA Constructora, together with Mota Engil and Constructora El Cajón and Sacyr in conjunction with Calzada Construcciones and Técnicos Especializadas of Chiapas.
Caabsa Infraestructura, together with Comsa Infraestructuras, Comsa Instalaciones and Sistemas Industriales and Grupo Constructor Diamante and México Compañía Constructora with Construcciones Rubau and Constructora Tierra and Asfalto.
For the northern section 5 of the train, an electrified double-track railway line is being considered throughout its length for mixed traffic with a maximum speed of 160 kms per hour.
Fonatur says with this, the federal highway would have to be reconfigured to three lanes in each direction in addition to their respective interior and exterior boundaries, and that a 15-meter central median will be to be created for the installation of the mega-project.