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2019-03-11   12:36:56   INGLÉS
López Obrador: Mexico-Toluca train to be completed during his term

Mexico, Mar. 11 (Notimex).- The President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, undertook to complete the works that the previous administration left unfinished, including the Mexico-Toluca Train.

During his report on the 100 days of government, the president said that in terms of public works priority is given to the conservation of infrastructure and the completion of works in process.

"All the ministries have an inventory of works in process or inconclusive; they are health centers, hospitals, dams, aqueducts, irrigation channels, roads, distributors, schools, housing units, gas pipelines, tourist centers, thermoelectric power plants and many other works that are badly planned, abandoned or not finished," he said.

"In light of this waste of works, we have decided to prioritize and to elaborate a multi-year program to allocate resources and to conclude infrastructure and these works throughout the presidential term; in many cases we will not be able to finish them this year or next," he added.

He gave as an example the Mexico-Toluca train, which "was thought to cost 30 billion, 60 thousand have been allocated and we have 30 thousand pending in order to finish it (...) so we have to make a plan to finish it during the six-year term".

He added that another example is the train in Guadalajara, which was estimated to cost 25 billion and "currently 50 billion have bee allocated, which is twice the original amount."

"It was about to be inaugurated, a billion was approved for this year and we thought that would complete it, but we received information that it was not enough, so, I asked the Communications Ministry to provide me with a report", he indicated.

In this case, he added, we are making a collection of resources so that we finish that work (Guadalajara train) in December of this year indeed; this is a strategy that will be applied to all works in process.

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