April 6, 2024
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Tulum Airport Will Have the Largest Runway in the Yucatan Peninsula

TULUM, México – The new “Felipe Carrillo Puerto” Tulum International Airport is making impressive strides, reaffirming its commitment to deliver enhanced connectivity and bolster the tourism industry in the region. As the intricate tapestry of the Tren Maya project unfolds, the director general of the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur), Javier May Rodríguez, underscored the remarkable progress during the comprehensive report on sections 5, 6, and 7 of the Tren Maya.

In the presence of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s morning press conference, the resident engineer of the Directorate of Engineers, under the aegis of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), Gustavo Ricardo Vallejo Suárez, unveiled an impressive 57% completion status for the “Felipe Carrillo Puerto” Tulum International Airport. This exceptional marvel, an auxiliary masterpiece to the Tren Maya railway in sections 5, 6, and 7, stands poised to accommodate an annual passenger influx of five million, flaunting a sprawling 3,700-meter runway—now the longest in the Yucatán Peninsula.

Tulum Airport Will Have the Largest Runway in the Yucatan Peninsula

Amid the meticulous execution of this monumental feat, a crescendo of more than 12,000 employments has burgeoned, serving as an embodiment of Sedena’s unwavering commitment to punctual and proficient project completion. In harmonious convergence with the overarching vision, conscientious environmental stewardship takes center stage. Sedena pledges palpable actions in nurturing the delicate ecosystem, both flora and fauna, while forming a formidable partnership with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) to preserve the hallowed mantle of historical and cultural heritage.

Stepping into the orchestration of the Tren Maya, Blas Andrés Núñez Jordán, commander of the Tren Maya Operations Coordination Center under Sedena’s Directorate of Engineers, cast light upon the ethereal expanse of the Hotel Tren Maya Calakmul. As this captivating structure takes shape within the embrace of the seventh segment, environmental conservation assumes a newfound significance. Beyond the tangible, cutting-edge equipment adorns the hotel’s blueprint, epitomized by an ingenious solar power system designed to harmoniously sustain its myriad operations.

Further accentuating the symphony of innovation, the construction of a rustic thoroughfare beckons, ushering guests from the hotel’s refuge to the archaeological haven of Calakmul. This collaborative effort rallies labor from the heart of Oaxaca, a true testament to the unity coursing through the veins of this monumental endeavor.

Tulum Airport Will Have the Largest Runway in the Yucatan Peninsula

Unfurling a dazzling historical panorama, Diego Prieto Hernández, director general of INAH, unspooled the narrative of sections 5, 6, and 7. Within these sacred realms, a trove of archaeological treasures have unfurled, gifting humanity over 35,000 vestiges of a bygone era. In the wake of this revelation, an intricate dance of engineering solutions has sprung forth, from majestic viaducts to subtle recalibrations of the railway’s trajectory, all hinging on the mantle of Mayan civilization.

Embracing the Tren Maya’s transformative resonance, María Elena Lezama Espinosa, Governor of Quintana Roo, marveled at the dual essence of this epoch-defining enterprise. It pulsates not only as a conduit for burgeoning tourism and cargo transit, but also as a vanguard of social justice, catalyzing a blossoming panorama of initiatives. From the inception of railway-oriented educational pathways to the horizons illuminated by this monument, a symphony of inclusivity and empowerment resounds.

Tulum Airport Will Have the Largest Runway in the Yucatan Peninsula

In a lyrical interlude, Joao Pedro Parreira, President and CEO of Mota Engil Latin America, unveiled the architectural opus that is the Tulum station—a harmonious coalescence with its verdant surroundings. An 81,000-square-meter canvas, meticulously adorned with 1,439 tons of resplendent metallic structure and 24,684 cubic meters of foundational concrete, bears testimony to the seamless fusion of form and function.

Surveying the labyrinthine journey traversing his realm, Manuel Muñozcano Castro, CEO of Azvindi Ferroviario, unveiled the sinuous contours of the “Garra de Jaguar” suspension bridge, a 270-meter testament to engineering prowess. Anchored in the heart of the fifth segment’s subtramo B, the bridge beckons with 24 cast pillars, 17 prefabricated trusses hailing from Guadalajara, and a formidable ensemble of 187 tons of torque and 1,808 tons of meticulously fabricated plates.

Ever vigilant, Guadalupe Phillips Margain, CEO of Empresas ICA, disseminated a comprehensive progress report for the subtramo C of the fifth segment, breathing life into the terraforming orchestration from Puerto Aventuras to Playa del Carmen. With a commanding 85% completion for the embankment, a flourishing 42% for the Playa del Carmen station, and a dynamic 15% for the viaduct, the symphony of progress unfurls. A rhythmic cadence resonates through the seamless supply of rails, ballast, and sleepers—this dance of infrastructure materializing the promise of tomorrow.

Tulum Airport Will Have the Largest Runway in the Yucatan Peninsula

Charting the course of innovation, Maite Ramos Gómez, Director of Alstom Mexico, unveiled an elegy to mobility that is nothing short of poetic. As the maiden Tren Maya embarks on static trials amidst the shimmering embrace of Cancún, an assembly line gives life to the second through sixth embodiments. Like notes in a symphony, each carriage sings the sonnet of standardization. Facilities for luggage and bicycles resonate alongside airy compartments, Wi-Fi enclaves, and panoramic windows—each vantage point poised to etch the allure of the Mayan realm deep within every traveler’s soul.


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