An enormous office building that intends to serve as the Tren Maya headquarters is advancing at a rapid pace.
According to Por Esto, somewhere between 300 and 400 workers are working around the clock to finish the project by this time next year.
The sprawling complex is located in the north of Mérida, directly across from Plaza Galerias shopping mall.
The multi-story building is designed to serve as the main headquarters for the Tren Maya, though why exactly it needs to be so large is a bit of a mystery.
Also unknown is the construction budget, which, like the rest of the Tren Maya project, is being built by Mexico’s armed forces.
The site of the new complex sits in the same spot that was supposed to be home to Mérida’s Estadio Sustentable.
Considerable advancements in the construction of the rail network, as well as stations, have also been achieved.
For example, the entirety of the rail network appears to have been set for sections 2 and 3, which extends from Calkíni in Campeche to Izamal, Yucatán.
But despite the faster-than-expected progress, it’s hard to imagine that the entirety of the project could be completed by the end of President López Obrador’s six-year term.
On the other hand, as the president’s party (MORENA) is widely expected to win in 2024, the project will be finished nonetheless.