PDPsol wrote:Certainly good to know WHY this candidate wants to cancel the nation's most important infrastructure project. However, the question is WHAT WILL HAPPEN, will this candidate win the election and, if he does, what will happen to the CDMEX project? Both questions are, of course, inherently political, reflecting the deep influence policy makers have on the commercial aviation industry, particularly in Latin America. Have yet to see viable responses to the question, the elections are next Sunday, very soon!
The Mexican Trump is almost certainly going to win the elections. What is going to happen is the same false narrative of "draining the swamp": AMLO is going to turn corruption up to 11:
- First he's going to have to admit what everybody in the aeronautical industry has been saying since AMLO started making noise about the airport in 2015: The Texcoco site is the only one suitable for building an airport for Mexico city due to airspace restrictions set by the many mountains that surround the city.
- He is going to privatize the airport to whomever offers the largest bribes to his party, and those are going to be yuge bribes as the airport is projected to have billion dollar-level yearly earnings by 2030.
- Then he's going to "award" contracts to his crony Rioboo to design elevated highways and a train to the new airport (the only expertise Rioboo's company has is building elevated highways, that's why he lost the tender for designing the new MEX runways).
- Later, he's going to sell the land occupied by the old MEX airport to grupo Danhos, another one of his party's financiers.
TL;DR: if somebody thinks the new MEX airport is plagued by corruption, just wait and see.