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Guatemala prepares an agreement with Mexico to extend the regional train – Prensa Libre

Works for several train projects have already started in Mexico. (Photo: Twitter / @ caballeroJulia5

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The Government of Guatemala reported this Wednesday that prepares a coordination agreement with Mexico to extend the Transisthmian Train to the Central American country, a transportation line that seeks to help develop the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

The Minister of Tourism of Guatemala, Mynor Arturo Cordón, announced this Wednesday that the Guatemalan President, Alejandro Giammattei, plans to sign an agreement with the Mexican government for railways to enter Central America.

The announcement was made at the virtual press conference where the First Business Conference was announced, to be held from January 20 to 22, 2021, coordinated by the Mundo Maya Organization, a space to fine-tune strategic alliances between travel buyers and service providers from the five member countries: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

In the words of Cordón, the heads of Foreign Relations of Mexico and Guatemala, Marcelo Ebrard and Pedro Brolo, respectively, they have had approaches to deal with the matter.

“We, from a tourism perspective, see this as an initiative that will bring a lot of development, many job opportunities, but above all, it is going to bring a new quality of life to the inhabitants of the sectors through which the Train (will pass) in the country, ”Cordón explained at the conference.

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He added that this construction “will allow bring a substantial improvement in the economy of their homes, through these increases in job sources ”.

The Transisthmian Train project consists of the conversion of the old railway route which currently connects the cities of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.

This with the idea that be a transportation route (passenger and cargo) that contributes to the development of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the modernization of these two important ports. There are five sections of approximately 40 kilometers.

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