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Mexico’s defense ministry secures funding for Tulum airport

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Mexico’s defense ministry secures funding for Tulum airport

Construction of Mexico’s 15.5bn-peso (US$770mn) Tulum airport in Quintana Roo state is moving forward, as funding for this year was secured. 

During President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s press conference on Tuesday, defense minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said 11bn pesos were assigned to the airport this year, leaving little funding still to be allocated in 2023. 

Defense ministry Sedena is building the airport at the military airbase near the Felipe Carrillo Puerto area.

The news came two months after uncertainty regarding feasibility and lack of funding surrounded the priority project that will complement the Maya train. 

Several media outlets reported in September that the project designed to help reduce overcrowding at Cancún international airport will not receive funding next year, sparking rumors of a construction stop. 

However, Forbes México reported the government took 14bn pesos from a military fund known as FPAPEM to help complete the project.

Recently, López Obrador announced that an inauguration date for the airport would be announced this month.

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