A collegiate court confirmed a temporary suspension halting the work of Section 5 of the Maya train, which travels from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.
With this, the court upheld The decision of the court that stopped the constructionafter taking into account that Section 5 still does not contain the corresponding Environmental Impact Statement (MIA).
The temporary suspension resulted from an injunction promoted by various civic organizations, including the Defense of the Right to a Healthy Environment (DMAS).
DMAS members said political animal That the court still needed to decide whether or not to issue a final suspension, which is expected to be decided on Friday.
The Mayan Train Works, one of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s major infrastructure projects, is facing controversy and a slew of legal resources seeking to stop it.
Those promoting these resources argue that the project as proposed will have a severe environmental impact. In particular with regard to Section 5, they indicated that the line would pass and would affect subterranean caves and aquifers.
Add to these concerns Those that are likely to lose archaeological remains found in the areabecause the rush to complete the Mayan train in 2023 may prevent these remains from being duly rescued.
Despite these accusations, President Lopez Obrador maintains that the business is sound, will bring development to the southeast of the country and be questioned only by those who will see their economic interests affected.
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With information from Manu Orest.
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