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Riviera Maya Airport A Top Priority

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By : Sean O'Neal    99 or more times read
After recent speculation that the Mexican Government's cutbacks on infrastructure spending may affect plans for the new international Riviera Maya airport in Tulum, Mexico's Secretary for Transport and Communications, Juan Molinar, confirmed this week that the project was a priority and still on track.

The Mexican government's Secretariat for Transport and Communications (SCT) had been under pressure to reduce their infrastructure improvement budget as a result of an austerity drive in the current difficult economic climate.

Molinar announced that although some projects would be affected, the new Tulum airport would not be one of them and bidding for its construction and operation will still open this November, as planned.

He also added that foreign airport operators and investors have shown interest and may team up with a Mexican company to tender for the work.

Under the terms of the bidding process consortiums need to include a Mexican company as well as a partner that is a recognized international airport operator.

The demand for a Tulum airport has been backed up by the SCT with figures showing current investment in Riviera Maya real estate, hotel and resort projects could lead to the creation of 2,800 direct jobs per year and the number of visitors to the Riviera Maya could reach 17.9 million tourists in 2025.

To fill the extra capacity, more air access will be required.

In its first year, the new Tulum airport will be able to handle 700,000 passengers increasing to 3 million passengers within 5 years.

Locally people believe the effect on Riviera Maya real estate will be positive, as the airport will provide an economic boost to make the area one of the most well off stretches of the Riviera Maya.

The Riviera Maya real estate market has already received a helping hand from major highway improvements that have been completed along the coast and more are planned.

The big money pouring in both private and public has already increased Riviera Maya real estate prices and the number of overseas real estate developers has also jumped.

Each step towards the realization of the new Tulum airport is seen as a boost for the area, now is the time to invest before the prices really start to take off for Riviera Maya real estate.
Article by Riviera Maya real estate company RE/MAX Investment Properties Mexico. Visit the author's website for more about Tulum airport or Riviera Maya real estate.

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