Published On: Thu, Sep 8th, 2022

Construction of the Tulum International Airport amounts to 16.3 billion pesos

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The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) reported that the project will cost 16.3 billion pesos (approximately 810 million USD) to build the military air base and the International Airport of Tulum, Quintana Roo.

By 2023, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) will have a budget of 3,177 million pesos to build the airport planned to serve tourists arriving in Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Xel-Há, Cobá, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar, Mahahual and Chetumal, reveals the Federation’s Expenditure Budget project for the fiscal year 2023 delivered by Rogelio Ramírez de la O, Secretary of the Treasury, to the Chamber of Representatives.

Projection of the International Airport of Tulum. Photo: Government of Mexico.

According to the SHCP, they have invested more than 13.1 billion pesos in the construction of the air terminal and the military base located 21 km from Tulum, very close to the route of section 6 of the Maya Train, and less than 200 km from the main cities of Quintana Roo.

Forbes Mexico published that the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador took 14 billion pesos from the Public Trust for the Administration and Payment of Military Equipment (FPAPEM), a fund created during the six-year term of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, for the construction of a Civil Air Base Military and the International Airport of Tulum “Felipe Carrillo Puerto”, in Quintana Roo.

“The general directorate of the Administration of the Public Trust for Administration and Payment of Military Equipment delivered an amount of 14 billion pesos in the last quarter of 2021 for the Construction of a Military Air Base and an international airport in Tulum”, reveals information to which this publishing house had access .

On instructions from the Presidency of the Republic, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) is behind the construction of a Civil Military Air Base and the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport of Tulum.

The Public Trust for the Administration and Payment of Military Equipment was created to manage the resources, which are part of its assets, and pay the expenditures for the acquisition of goods such as land and air military equipment and spare parts.

The fund has the power to contract public works and the necessary maintenance services for said goods and works destined to carry out internal order and national security operations of an urgent nature of Sedena.

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the National Bank of the Army, Air Force and Navy, and the Ministry of National Defense are in charge of money management.

The Riviera Maya Times
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