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Construction of section 2 (Escárcega-Calkiní Section) of the Mayan Train project between Pomuch and Tenabo, Campeche state, Mexico on October 23, 2022. The route covers 235 km, going from Escárcega to Calkiní in the state of Campeche. The Maya Train project is one of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s flagship development projects. Its 1,525-km route will run through five states (Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo states), linking Maya temples like Palenque, Chichen Itzá and Calakmul, the colonial city of Mérida, beach resorts of Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Tulum and protected Sian Ka’an and Calakmul nature reserves. The construction began in June 2020 and has been awarded to private construction companies and the Mexican army. It is scheduled to be completed by 2024. Photograph by Bénédicte Desrus