Plans for the Mayan Train development have an awfully long way to go and Mexico City signs a DOI with San Antonio for future development plants. All this and more, in this week’s infrastructure and sustainability roundup!

San Antonio, Mexico City Ties Strengthen

The local governments of San Antonio, Texas and Mexico City signed a DOI last week to further strengthen ties between the cities. Collaboration began following the announcement of the Vallejo-i industrial project in Azcapotzalco.

The new agreement indicates the cities’ desire to work together to develop a number of other projects, ranging from urban mobility to city environment.

A Long Way to Go for the Mayan Train in Bacalar

Technical studies for Mexico’s major public project, the Mayan Train, have been given consent to begin at six of the 2,000 hectares of land that the train will cover.

While the government, represented by FONATUR, had expected around 1,000 hectares to be released for studies, the ejido in Bacalar has rebuffed requests.

AMLO, Slim to Discuss Infrastructure Works

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a private meeting with the country’s most recognized business magnate, Carlos Slim, to discuss some 1,600 infrastructure works planned in Mexico.

Minister of Energy Rocío Nahle, who was also present, said the meeting was intended to review the way in which private businesses could support this multitude of projects. No timeline for the developments was given.

API Lázaro Cardenas, Manzanillo Form Alliance

The Ports of Lázaro Cardenas and Manzanillo, the two most important in Mexico, have formed an alliance to combine their strengths and become a center for the country’s logistics activities.

The General Director of API Lázaro Cárdenas, Raúl Antonio Correa Arenas, said the port alliance will increase their capacities and expand shipments to Asia and the US.

Mexico City to Build Affordable Housing

The Mexico City government announced plans to revitalize several areas of Mexico’s capital to develop affordable housing. The public-private partnership intends to create nine real-estate brokers tasked with revitalizing housing provision in their area. 

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