86 F
Mérida
Thursday, May 26, 2022
###

Bidders on Mayan Train project face complicated questions

Applicants will have to resolve some basic dilemmas

Latest headlines

New study reveals the stunning cost of corruption in Yucatán

According to a new study by the INEGI, corruption in Yucatán costs the state 9.5 billion pesos a year, the highest in the entire country. 

Yucatán boosts its own unique brand in Europe

Authorities from Yucatán announced a new campaign to promote the state as a destination for European travelers. 

After more than 2 months, why are Mérida’s most iconic monuments still covered in graffiti?

Since the protests held on International Women’s Day back in early March, several of Mérida’s historic monuments remain covered in graffiti. 

Scientists warn some types of sargassum could impact on human health

Large amounts of sargassum are now washing a shore in locations previously relatively untouched by the algae, such as the theme...
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine has the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.
Photo: Tren Maya

Whoever wants to build the Mayan Train will have a lot of explaining to do.

Bids on the project will have to propose station location, ways to run the line though populated areas, evaluate archaeological and environmental impact and propose logistics for the entire thing.

The Phase 1 bid entails the basic engineering for the section of the Mayan Train from Escárcega, Campeche, to Bacalar and Cancún, Quintana Roo.

“The Service Provider must define the best route of the Section in such a way that: (1) users are allowed comfort, safety and good operation of the railway; (2) construction and maintenance costs of the railway are minimized, taking into account the technical, environmental, social and safety regulations for this type of project and the design criteria developed,” reads the request for proposals.

The interested parties will have to propose three alternatives for crossing populated areas, and deal with power lines and telecommunications.

They will also have to hire an independent railway supervisor who will review and supervise the execution of the work.

But the call does not mention so-called “wildlife steps” that would seek to reduce the impact of the work on ecosystems where the train will pass.

The project will be paid for by a combination of government and private investment. The Mayan Train is estimated to cost between 120 billion and 150 billion pesos

Source: Punto Medio

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Mérida, but not the Caribbean resorts, named in Airbnb survey

Mérida Yucatán is one of the oldest cities on the American continent and boasts the oldest cathedral on the continent’s mainland....

Yucatán goes from 0 to 78 daily COVID cases in 6 weeks

The Yucatán health ministry reported 78 new COVID infections, the highest number of daily new cases since March.

Pig farm accused of hiding cenotes and filling them in with cement

A pig farm in the municipality of Homún is being accused of filling in and hiding two cenotes from environmental authorities. 

New augmented reality app tells the story of Mérida’s iconic corner plaques

Mérida´s municipal government is launching a new mobile phone application to tell the story of the city’s iconic Centro corner plaques.

Tortas in the Park: Family carries on the tradition for 63 years 

Taqueria Don Beto in Parque Las Américas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Strolling through charming Parque de...

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods burn as hot as the sun

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

La Plancha park project moves forward with a huge budget

Government officials announced an agreement to make the La Plancha land 100% parkland. Photo: Contributed The park that...

Court sets limits for ‘racist’ immigration checkpoints in Mexico

Mexican soldiers review documents at a Zacatecas checkpoint in March. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP via Getty Images

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in these recipes from Yucatán

Vegan, vegetarian and plant-based lifestyles are easy to enjoy, despite living in meat-centric Yucatán.  Now that we’ve listed our...

Yucatán COVID patient 1st to die in 49 days

Coronavirus cases rose steadily in a week that ended with Yucatán's first COVID fatality since April 2. A...