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Construction contract awarded for Mayan Train Section 2; bids received for Section 3, Mexico [free access]

May 1, 2020

A consortium of Mexico-based Carso Infraestructuras y Construcción (CICSA) and Spain-based FCC Construcción has secured a contract from Mexico’s National Tourism Promotion Fund/ Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (FONATUR) to design, construct, and maintain Section 2 of the Mayan Train Project. The estimated value of the contract is over EUR700 million. The consortium will execute the works within 28 months and will provide maintenance services for five years.

 

Section 2 will span around 235 km and connect Escárcega and Calkiní, two cities in the state of Campeche. Works on this section are expected to commence in May 2020.

 

In addition, FONATUR has received bids from 16 consortia to construct Section 3. Section 3 will span 172 km and connect Calkiní and Yucatán. The contract is expected to be awarded by mid-May 2020 and works are expected to commence by end-May 2020.

 

Mayan Train is an upcoming rail project in Mexico. It will span around 1,460 km and connect multiple cities in the country. The project involves an investment of USD6.70 billion and will be financed by the Government of Mexico and the private sector. Passenger services are expected to commence by 2024.

 

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