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It goes a long way: there is still material pending removal from the NAIM polygon

The cancellation of the New Mexico International Airport (NAIM) continues almost four years after it began. In the area where the work was being built until its cancellation, announced in October 2018, there is still material pending removal, work that continues to date.

“We are finishing the cancellation process of the Texcoco Airport, which has many final edges. That is an activity that does not end, that will continue,” said Carlos Villazón Salem, general director of the Mexico City Airport Group (GACM), the body that headed the construction of the project.

“Basically, we need to finish delivering the range well, everything. It is now going to be the Lake Texcoco Ecological Park,” he told the media at the inauguration of the Aviation Week, organized by the College of Aviator Pilots of Mexico.

The suspension of works at the NAIM was one of the campaign proposals of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which was finalized as a result of a public consultation held in October 2018. According to a report by the Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF) , the cancellation of the new airport had a cost of 113,327 million pesos, a figure that was given after a revision from an initial estimate of 331,996 million pesos published at the beginning of 2021.

Villazón Salem assured that all the contracts with suppliers have been liquidated, and the only thing that remains is the cleaning of the polygon and the removal of the material, of which a part was used to build the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA).

However, at the beginning of 2021, a report from the ASF indicated that from the donation of 2,069 million pesos in materials from GACM to Sedena – in charge of the construction of the AIFA – a loss of 1,848 million pesos was reported for damage and loss of material. .

In 2019, the National Water Commission (Conagua) announced the construction of the Lake Texcoco Ecological Park, which, according to the federal government, will seek to recover 14,000 hectares of land and with a projected investment of more than 4,500 million pesos by 2024.

It goes a long way: there is still material pending removal from the NAIM...

Almost four years after its cancellation, in the Texcoco industrial estate where the airport was being built, there are still materials pending removal, reported GACM, the body that headed the project.