Informative phase of the Maya Train public consultation starts today

The informative phase on the Mayan Train Project will start today Friday, November 29 at the headquarters of the municipalities of Maxcanú, Tixpéhual, Tunkás, Dzitás and Chichimilá, and in this regard Yucatan governor Mauricio Vila Dosal declared that for the State Plan consultation Development (PED) 2018-2024, a total of 123,554 Yucatecan will participate, becoming the most numerous in the history of Yucatan.

On this issue, the Governor mentioned that it is very good that consultations are carried out in the Maya communities, which according to him, will undoubtedly see the positive results of the Maya Train.

Vila Dosal invited all citizens in the Maya indigenous communities to participate.

“This process also demonstrates a different way of doing things and that here in Yucatan we take in consideration the opinion of all people. We invite all citizens to vote and show either their support or their disagreement towards this important project, ”concluded Vila Dosal.

When speaking, FONATUR Director Jiménez Pons acknowledged the support from Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal for the development of this project, since Yucatán is one of the states that has has been more supportive in this issue, in addition to remembering that the Maya Train main offices will have its headquarters in the city of Mérida.

Jiménez Pons explained that, starting today, Friday November 29 information about the project will be provided through 15 Regional Assemblies at the headquarters of the mentioned municipalities, and then, on December 14th and 15th, the first consultations will be held simultaneously in the states of Yucatán, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Chiapas.

Jimenez Pons explained that there will be two different consultations: the Participatory Citizen Exercise and the Indigenous Consultation.

Similarly, the federal official recalled that it is a project that will have 1,460 kilometers of railways, 18 stations and  most of the routes will run on existing railways.

It should be noted that the Maya Train has the support of two agencies of the United Nations Organization (UN-Habitat and UNOPS) and the federal government is seeking the appointment by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Scientific Organization Culture (Unesco).

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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