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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised that the international airport in Tulum will boost the tourism sector in the center and south of Quintana Roo.

The new Tulum airport will be administered by the military. Photo: Courtesy

Over the weekend, the president took a private working tour of the states through which the Tren Maya will pass. On Saturday he toured section 4, which goes from Mérida to Cancún, and on Sunday sections 5 (Cancun-Playa del Carmen-Tulum), 6 (Tulum to Bacalar) and 7 (Bacalar, Quintana Roo to Escarcega, Campeche).

In his Monday press conference, he affirmed that “the southeast is something else, it is no longer the region that decreased for decades when only Cancun was growing.” 

Construction has already started with an investment of 237 million pesos. Photo: Courtesy

A couple of weeks earlier, Obrador revealed the purchase of 1,200 hectares from ejidatarios in the Felipe Carrillo Puerto sector for the new Tulum airport.

According to reports from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) has already spent the first 237.6 million pesos for the preparation of the pre-feasibility studies for the Tulum airport.

Render of the expected final look of the airport. Photo: Courtesy

The future Tulum airport will be civil-military, meaning it will serve the armed forces, as well as for passenger transportation, meeting the demand for travel in the Riviera Maya.

The airport will include a passenger terminal, boarding lounges, control tower, parking, and roads, in addition to the urban planning of a military city, main support buildings, and buildings for the civilian airport service. It is scheduled to be ready in one year.

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