President Andrés Manuel López Obrador carried out a work tour to supervise the progress of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Corridor, which should connect the Pacific with the Atlantic and towards the east coast of the United States, and help shipment of merchendise.
What’s more, AMLO went to supervise the railways as well, the Acayucan-La Ventosa highway, the shipment railway and the industrial parks that are also part in the ambitious project of the Federal Government.
Such a presidential tour is nothing new, since he has implemented a continuous dynamics in his agenda to go to personally supervise each project. As we previously informed you a few days ago, he was monitored the progress of the Maya Train.
The Tehuantepec Isthmus Corridor project
On the work tour, President López Obrador showed through a video on their social networks a railroad ship that can transport railroad cars from Coatzacoalcos to the east coast of the United States, here he said “The integral program of the isthmus includes the communication of the Pacific with the Atlantic, that is why we are modernizing the Port of Salinas Cruz and the Port of Coatzacoalcos and the railroad track. ”
In this context, he explained that the entire Isthmus project will be managed by a company that will be under the custody of the Secretary of the Navy, specifying that it is to “prevent the assets of the Nation from being delivered or auctioned to individuals.”
Finally, he informed that the profits generated with this company will be destined to the pensions of the armed forces and the workers who are in the service of the State.
What is the Isthmus of Tehuantepec?
The mega project of the Federal Government is located in a region known as the Isthmus of Tehuantepec which is formed by the states of Oxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz and Tabasco, where López Obrador is originally from and where the Dos Refinery is also built. Bocas which announced that it will be inaugurated on July 2, 2002.
This area is of enormous importance in trade issues for Mexico since a huge amount of products are received and shipped from there in and out of the country, it is also an area with a large traffic of Central American migrants and other countries who travel without documents to the United States.