In Yucatan, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, met with Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal to discuss topics related to federal projects being carried out in the state.
In this regard, the governor of Yucatan posted a photograph accompanied by the President, where he shared some of the topics discussed during the meeting held at the Air Base Number 8, south of Merida.
Among the updates shared with the head of state, they discussed the progress of sections 3 and 4 of the Tren Maya, which run from Calkiní (Campeche) to Cancun (Quintana Roo), passing through municipalities in Yucatan such as Halachó, Maxcanú, Umán, Mérida, Kanasín, Izamal, Tinum, Valladolid, and Chemax.
According to the latest information provided by the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) and the general director of Tren Maya, these sections already have 100 percent of the required rails, as well as other supplies such as sleepers and ballast.
During the meeting between both leaders, they also discussed the progress of the La Plancha Park, which is a complementary project to the Tren Maya, being built on the maneuvering yards of the former Mérida railway station. This facility includes restaurants, a bike path, jogging track, a museum about the history of railways, playgrounds, a pet park, a skatepark, and even an artificial lake all in one place.
Additionally, Mauricio Vila informed the President about the recently approved loan of 3 billion pesos to carry out the expansion of the Port of Progreso, which, in addition to the construction of a Fincantieri shipyard, aims to increase the depth of the navigation channel to accommodate larger ships and cruises in Yucatan.
Among other projects, they also discussed the construction of two combined-cycle power plants. Last Saturday, the first of the five turbines that will power these facilities, which the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) is building in Merida and Valladolid, arrived at the port of Progreso.