Mexico Expropriates 198 Properties for Tren Maya

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The Mexican government’s Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) announced Monday, Jan. 17, that it had formalized the expropriation of 198 privately owned properties in three municipalities of Quintana Roo, through which the Tren Maya tourist train will pass, representing a total area of ​​2.41 million square meters.

All the properties, which were expropriated through Mexican eminent domain laws, are located in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Solidaridad and Puerto Morelos, Sedatu said in the government’s Federal Gazette, and will be “used for the construction of public infrastructure works related to the train.”

Sedatu also said that the Tren Maya project will, over the course of the next eight years, provide employment opportunities to local communities, creating 715,000 new jobs, of which for every 100 positions, 46 will be held by indigenous workers.

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