Mexico: 250 communities to be relocated as part of the Mayan Train project
“250 Communities in Mexico to Be Relocated for Mayan Train Project”, 4th July 2019
…As part of the Mayan Train project, the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (FONATUR) on Thursday reported that it plans to relocate 250 communities which are close to 15 railroad stations. FONATUR plans to build homes, shops, linear parks, wildlife bridges and even modify roads adjacent to each terminal, but also what will be the seat of the municipal palace. According to a document, profits will not come from transportation alone, but from the infrastructure and services that will be established around each station. The 28-page document explains that one of the first terminals that will be built will be that of Palenque, Chiapas, which will work as a prototype for the rest of the stations, as well as that of Calakmul, in Campeche. Regarding Palenque, the plan aims to develop the five-sided infrastructure. The station will be located in the center surrounded by commercial pavilions and a central square in the front that will be located some few meters from the municipal palace. The Palenque station includes government services, a solid waste management and water treatment plant.