From the Editorial Office
Newspaper La Jornada
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, p. 8
The Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) issued this Tuesday a new declaration of cause of public utility for 25 privately owned land, with an area of just over 38 hectares, which will be expropriated for the construction of Section 5 of the Mayan Train.
Through an evening edition of the Official Gazette of the Federation, the agency reported that the aforementioned properties -located in the municipalities of Solidaridad and Tulum, Quintana Roo-
are necessary to carry out, at the time, the construction of public infrastructure works for the development of section 5, north and south subsections, of the Mayan Train project, which will be carried out for the collective benefit.
In total, Sedatu specified, it is an area of 382 thousand 992.42 square meters (38.2 hectares), comprised of 25 privately owned properties.
Of the expropriated land, five are in the municipality of Solidaridad and have a combined area of around 207,263 square meters. The remaining 175 thousand 729 are in Tulum.
Just last June 12, Sedatu announced that it would expropriate 130 hectares of 46 private lands, located in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Solidaridad and Tulum, also for the construction of section 5 of the Mayan Train.
With yesterday’s, the agency has announced four declarations of cause of public utility so far this year, for a total of 938 hectares, in relation to the project.
As will be remembered, the first of them was announced on January 17 and covered an area of 240 hectares, the second declaration was issued on February 18, for 530 hectares, and the third was issued on June 12.
Sources close to the subject explained that the acquisition of these lands had to be done through expropriation because it could not be carried out as a regular sale, since the properties have a series of debts that prevent it.