SEDATU to Improve Infrastructure of Marginalized Neighborhoods
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SEDATU to Improve Infrastructure of Marginalized Neighborhoods

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Emilio Aristegui By Emilio Aristegui | Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:20

The Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) will invest MX$41 billion (US$1.8 billion) in infrastructure works in marginalized neighborhoods. The renovations are expected to benefit nearly 1,000 urban areas. 

SEDATU via the Urban Improvement Program (PMU), explained that the entity will implement housing actions, real estate regularization and development plans in the designated marginalized areas, says Román Meyer Falcón, Head, SEDATU. Works will be carried out in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Mexico City, Colima, State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Sonora, Tabasco and Yucatan. Infrastructure works have already been performed in 135 municipalities at 25 states during President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration. 

The government has invested MX$24.2 billion (US$1.2 billion) in improvement works, MX$16.5 billion (US$878 million) in direct housing support and MX$85 million (US$4.5 million) to update urban development plans. SEDATU also highlighted that it has received 94 national and international awards for architecture and urban development.

“The works respect the type of materials of each region and basic services such as water, electricity, drainage, paving and more are guaranteed to the communities. With these projects, 370,000 jobs have been generated and 8 million people have been benefited,” explains Meyer via a SEDATU press release. SEDATU stressed the importance of promoting architectural projects in Mexico, arguing that they support inclusion. 

The National Housing Commission (CONAVI) explained that it has directly supported 235,000 projects from the PMU to acquire, improve and expand housing. Within the National Reconstruction Program (PNR), “work was carried out in 887 municipalities focused on the reconstruction of homes, educational, health and cultural centers. The program will meet its goal this year. The states with the highest number of interventions were Chiapas, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz,” explained Edna Vega, Deputy Minister of Territorial and Agrarian Planning. 

The Mexico City government announced a MX$250 million (US$13.30 million) investment in the development of 1,000 social interest housing units. The Mexico City Social Prosecutor's Office (PROSOC) reported that the "Well-being in Housing Units 2023" program will rehabilitate, rescue, repair and maintain units, as reported by MBN.

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