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New Maya Train And Tulum Airport To Be Protected By National Guard

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The Mexican government has announced plans to deploy thousands of troops from the National Guard to protect users of the massive Maya Train and Tulum airport projects.

Significant progress is being made on two of the country’s most important infrastructure undertakings, which are set to boost the region’s already sky-high popularity. 

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Millions of travelers are expected to benefit from the new infrastructure projects, and officials are keen on bolstering safety and deterring organized crime from tarnishing the region’s safety.

With the Maya Train and Tulum airport nearing completion, here’s the latest on what authorities are doing to safeguard the country’s flagship infrastructure undertaking. 

the new maya train tracks in the Mexican caribbean

Mexico To Deploy National Guard To Watch Over New Infrastructure Projects 

Two new infrastructure projects, the Maya Train and the massive Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport in Tulum, are currently nearing completion in the Mexican Caribbean state of Quintana Roo.

Representing an investment of over $10 billion, the flagship infrastructure undertakings will revolutionize tourism across the Mexican Caribbean and beyond. Such costly projects come with big security risks, especially in Quintana Roo, which welcomes the lion’s share of all international tourism in Mexico.

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Last week, the country’s defense department announced fresh troop deployments to watch over the upcoming projects. In a press conference organized earlier last week, Mexico’s secretary for national security, Luis Crescencio Sandoval, said that over two thousand officers will be deployed in the coming months in preparation for the inauguration of the landmark projects.

There are currently some 2,500 troops in service across the Mexican Caribbean, but that number will rise to over 3,200 in just several weeks as units are mobilized to secure key locations across the touristy region. 

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In addition to deploying more troops, which will constitute the backbone of new efforts to bolster security across the region, the country’s armed forces will also use new high-tech drones and satellite monitoring technology to prevent safety breaches and protect travelers. 

According to Mr. Sandoval, three Air Force bases and five aircraft will prove essential in safeguarding the largest infrastructure projects to date in Mexico.

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As the Mexican Caribbean gears up for a record-breaking winter season – in no small part thanks to the positive effects of the Maya Train and Tulum airport – it is more important than ever for officials to redouble efforts to make the popular region a hit for years to come.

The Maya Train will cover a total of 1,500 kilometers of railway track, passing through five states in the Yucatan Peninsula, including Quintana Roo, where it is expected to have the greatest effect on travel. 

@apnews The Calakmul jungle, home to an ancient Mayan city that is a UNESCO world heritage site, could soon be impacted by a controversial railway development. The Maya Train is intended to drive economic growth, but many have flagged major environmental concerns. #climatechange #mexico #mayatrain #apnews ♬ original sound – The Associated Press

Once the massive railway project officially launches this December, travelers can expect to see plenty of armed forces and law enforcement both on board and across the 21 stations that constitute the Maya Train.

Meanwhile, Tulum’s brand-new International airport is already seeing growing demand from both airlines and passengers. Despite the project still months away from completion, both domestic and international carriers have expressed interest in opening new routes to the airport, which will handle several million passengers per year.

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Tulum has recently stepped up efforts to tackle organized crime, which has remained an issue in the historical capital. But with interest in the coastal destination expected to skyrocket this year, authorities are implementing new measures to protect travelers in the city’s resort areas as well as in Tulum’s Archeological Zone.

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Larry Brunt

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