Mexican President's 'Mayan Train' multi-billion dollar project dealt new legal blow

31/5/2022 4:44:00 AM

Mexican President's 'Mayan Train' multi-billion dollar project dealt new legal blow

Mexican President's 'Mayan Train' multi-billion dollar project dealt new legal blow

MEXICO CITY: A Mexican court ruling that indefinitely suspended construction of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador\u0027s flagship \u0022Mayan Train\u0022 rail project over environmental concerns was welcomed by activists on Monday (May 30). The 1,470km railway project, which has been trumpeted by Lopez Obrador a

MEXICO CITY: A Mexican court ruling that indefinitely suspended construction of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's flagship"Mayan Train" rail project over environmental concerns was welcomed by activists on Monday (May 30).The 1,470km railway project, which has been trumpeted by Lopez Obrador as a cornerstone of his plans to develop the country's poorer southern states, aims to link tourist hot spots and spur development on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The court ruling states that Mexico's National Tourism Promotion Fund's (Fonatur) plans for the railway do"not comply with the proceedings of the environmental impact evaluation," according to a statement from Defending the Right to a Safe Environment (DMAS), an environmentalist group who argue the project is causing deforestation and wildlife disruption.

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