The Mayan Train project will be submitted to public consultation to ensure that the investment of 120 billion pesos that is required is not lost, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced during his visit to Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, as part of his dialogue tour with the Mayan peninsular population and indigenous migrant population.
He explained that he does not want what happens with the Santa Lucia Airport, which goes from Amparo’s to Amparo’s “litigation”, so that people are the ones who will decide and if they decide that they do not want the project because they believe it is not viable, it won’t proceed.
After explaining why he is in favor of the project, the president of Mexico made a freehand consultation where all those attending the community sports event agreed with the president.
As part of the dialogue of the project, the inhabitants of the Mayan zone asked the president for inclusion in the project as they are the beneficiaries and not the people from the outside.
López Obrador said in his speech that programs are being carried out that did not occur with previous presidents, such as support for older adults, which in the case of Maya speakers are granted from the age of 65, while the rest of the population at 68.
He also highlighted the support for unemployed youth, children with different abilities, farmers and students of all levels.
Finally, Andrés Manuel López Obrador undertook with the people to intervene to take the necessary steps to secure the release of Mario Villanueva Madrid, former governor of Quintana Roo.
He explained that they had done their best in advance, but when the Prosecutor intervened, everything fell apart. He said he was respectful of the institutions, however, he said that by legal means the liberation of Villanueva Madrid will be achieved.
López Obrador said he is working on an initiative for the Amnesty Law that benefits older adults who are in prison to obtain their freedom.
He indicated that he will always work hand in hand with the people, because this is a government for the people, with the people and for the people.
Later he briefly talked with the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González, with whom he said he has a good relationship to finally conclude his visit.
The Mazatlan Post