Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Maya train rail cars will be manufactured by Bombardier in Hidalgo

President-elect López Obrador said during a visit to Hidalgo yesterday that rail cars for the new Maya train will be manufactured in the state.

López Obrador said Canadian manufacturer Bombardier will make the cars in Ciudad Sahagún, making the announcement after meeting with Governor Omar Fayad Meneses.

He told a press conference that the manufacture of the rail cars in Hidalgo will be one of his administration’s main commitments with the state, along with a 5-billion-peso (US $267.8-million) investment in the rehabilitation of the oil refinery in Tula.

The investment, López Obrador said, is part of a rehabilitation program for six refineries that will cost 50 billion pesos ($2.7 billion) between 2019 and 2020, and a similar figure the following year.

Plans for Hidalgo also include finishing the Pachuca-Huasteca highway.

At a public meeting later the governor was greeted by shouts of “Fuera!“, or “get out,” but the incoming president said his Morena party would work in a coordinated manner with the governments of the state and the municipalities.

He told the crowd he was not “a dictator” and did not have the power to remove governors from power or vice versa. “I don’t fire anyone; it’s the people who fire their rulers . . . .”

“We are building an authentic democracy,” he said, “not a dictatorship; I am not a cacique, let’s make that clear.” A cacique is a powerful regional chieftain.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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