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López Obrador plans a $7 billion Chichén Itzá Express

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Mexico's president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has presented a plan to connect the Yucatán Peninsula with a tourism railroad service that would cost as much as $7 billion to build.

The train will pass through Calakmul, Tulum, Bacalar, Mérida and Valladolid, with a highpoint at the Chichén Itzá archeological site.

The project is to be funded by $350 million a year for the nation's tourism fund. But that will amount to only a part of what is needed. The rest is to be funded by private investment.