SEDATU Unveils Renovations for Cuautla’s City Center
The Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) completed the renovation of Cuautla’s city center, as Morelos aims to receive more investments by simplifying procedures for businesses entering the state.
The renovation started in 2019, aiming to improve pedestrian safety and to provide a dignified, quality and accessible space for the population in the area. Works were carried out through the Urban Improvement Program (PMU) with investments of over MX$48 million (US$2.61 million), as the PMU aims to improve services and infrastructure for marginalized communities in Mexico.
Román Meyer Falcón, Head, SEDATU, explained that over 20,000m2 were renovated at Plaza Morelos, Plaza Revolución del Sur and the surrounding streets of the area. Meyer highlighted that the projects aim to provide enjoyment for families in Morelos. "This new environment gives pedestrians more security, the two main squares of the municipality were connected, so that its inhabitants have a decent, quality and accessible space," says Meyer Falcón via a SEDATU press release.
The memorial of General Emiliano Zapata Salazar, a leader in the fight for land reform and social justice, received maintenance to improve its lighting. Similar materials were used to renovate Plaza Morelos to generate a connection between both public spaces.
SEDATU explained that through the National Housing Commission (CONAVI), from 2019 to 2023, MX$166 million (US$9.03 million) have been invested in Cuautla. The investment seeks to help 2,900 families to build, expand or improve their homes. The PMU intervenes in communities and neighborhoods with high rates of marginalization and violence, as the program intends to rehabilitate public spaces and homes while providing legal certainty to Mexican families.
In 2019, the Morelos State Government signed a coordination agreement with the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER) that sought to simplify bureaucratic procedures for entrepreneurs and companies that aimed to open businesses in the state. This agreement “is a fundamental instrument in the fight against corruption on which the success of the promised change is based, leaving behind old practices that empowered public servants and subjected citizens to cumbersome and exhausting procedures. With this policy, no procedure will be at the discretion of the public servant, all processes will be carried out with transparency and legality”, says Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Governor of Morelos, according to Diario de Morelos.
In 2020, Blanco announced an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) to promote the state and increase its attractiveness for investment. The promotion received help from 80 Mexican embassies, aiming to promote projects in agribusiness, tourism, culture, technology and scientific development, as reported by MBN.