The southeastern states have benefited from the federal government’s infrastructure projects, such as the Maya Train, seeing up to triple-digit growth in their industrial activity, according to Inegi.
According to the Monthly Indicator of Industrial Activity by Federal Entity, on August 22 states showed growth at an annual rate, among which some from the southeast stood out, such as Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, with double or triple-digit increases.
Gabriela Siller, director of Financial Economic Analysis at Banco Base, says these increases in the region are related to the investment made by the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“The high growth of industrial activity in some southern states is mainly due to the construction sector, due to the infrastructure works of the federal government, specifically the Maya Train,” indicated the specialist.
The indicator published this Friday by Inegi measures the performance of federal entities in secondary activities such as construction, mining, manufacturing industry, and supply of basic services.
Quintana Roo stood out as the state with the greatest growth in industrial activity, with an increase of 363 percent compared to August 2022. The report highlights that construction was the main trigger in the state.
The Caribbean state will host Sections 5 and 6 of the Maya Train, which will travel the routes from Cancun to Tulum and then to Bacalar, touching points such as Playa del Carmen, Xcaret, Akumal, and Puerto Aventuras, as well as a tour of the Riviera Maya, some of the most visited destinations by foreign and local tourism.
In addition, during the reference month in Quintana Roo, the construction of the Tulum International Airport was carried out, and inaugurated by President López Obrador a week ago.
As well as the new air terminal and the Mayan Train, along with its stations, the state has also received federal investment for works around the Jaguar Park, which, like the other two projects, will be managed by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).
Campeche and Yucatán, whose industrial activity grew 11.4 and 12.7 percent, respectively, also benefited from the railway project, the largest infrastructure project of this administration, which opens next Friday on the section that goes from Campeche to Cancún.
Tabasco, another of the states through which the Mayan Train will run, had a growth of 7.6 percent at an annual rate, but this was mainly driven by mining, due to the exploration activities of Pemex.