The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) reported that the Construction of the Mayan Train in its first four sections has had a series of delaysSince more than 5,300 archaeological finds have been found in the area, which must be protected and have a special task.
In a video conference, the general director of Fonatur, Rogelio Jiménez Pons, commented that only In the municipality of Candelaria, Campeche, an archaeological zone the size of Palenque was discovered.
“Is area is extremely rich in archaeological issuesThis has obviously caused some delays, because in one section, 5,300 archaeological finds have been found, ”commented the official.
Fonatur made the discovery through so-called LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) flights, with which a scan of the earth is performed and elements that are under the earth can be detected.
He explained that so far no excavations have been made; However the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) is already aware of the discovery and It will be who will carry out the excavations to learn more about the discovery.
So far, the route of the Mayan Train continues to be the same, but if the investigation that the INAH will do is found that a pyramid passes through the train route, it would be changed, “but that will be known until there are more details” .
The construction of the Mayan Train has been divided into seven sections that passed through the five southeastern states, which are Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, with an extension of more than 1,500 kilometers.
The general director of Fonatur, Rogelio Jiménez Pons, commented that in the first four routes (Palenque-Escárcega; Escárcega-Calkiní; Calkiní-Izamal and Izamal Cancún) intensive and Soon they will start with the fifth section (Cancun-Tulum).
On the other hand, the official reported that there are great advances in the design of the stations, so it is expected that the current year will begin with its construction.
It also indicated that in 2021 work will begin for the construction of various solar plantss in Tulum, Cozumel and Los Cabos, which will seek to generate clean energy for the Mayan Train.