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The Mexican government has stopped construction of the 15.5bn-peso (US$770mn) Tulum airport, a project that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assigned to the armed forces.

Citing the 2023 federal spending budget, which the finance ministry (SHCP) submitted to congress last week, several national media outlets reported that the project designed to help reduce overcrowding at Cancún international airport will not receive funding next year.  

Under defense ministry Sedena’s budget request, the project appears with no resource allocation in 2023 even though SHCP said in its investment portfolio that the works would receive 3bn pesos next year. The project has received almost 13bn pesos so far since 2021 and the federal government requested some 11bn pesos for it last year in the 2022 budget request, according to official records. 

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