In Salta there are more than 39 thousand families living in 639 popular neighborhoods

In Salta there are more than 39 thousand families living in 639 popular neighborhoods
In Salta there are more than 39 thousand families living in 639 popular neighborhoods

The economic situation, the lack of registered work, the housing deficit, the lack of opportunities. An endless number of things come together so that people do not end up living in established neighborhoods, with material houses, all the services and property titles. The truth is that in the province of Salta there are 639 popular neighborhoods, where 39,329 families live, according to the list of the National Registry of Popular Neighborhoods in the Process of Urban Integration (RENABAP).

The increase in popular neighborhoods in the country and, consequently, in Salta, has deepened in the last two decades, which coincided with a resounding decline in the economy and the almost non-existent housing construction policy in established urbanizations. Added to this the increase in population. This is so true that if one starts to analyze the RENABAP figures, one finds that the San Martín department, in the north of the province, is the one with the most families concentrated in popular neighborhoods: 16,088, who live in 134 villas. All this with the consequence of bringing education, health and safety to these places. On the other hand, it is more difficult to get there with transportation and access to internet connections.

In the city of Salta, meanwhile, according to figures from the national entity, there are 58, in which some 8,835 families live. Meanwhile, these numbers are dynamic and the Undersecretary of Socio-Urban Integration of the Municipality of Salta indicates that they have registered 53 popular neighborhoods. The most populated are Juan Manuel de Rosas with 1,221 (north) families, Floresta with 1,155 (upper east) and Gauchito Gil (southeast) with 504.

The reality at Kilometer 6, in Tartagal.

The RENABAP defines a popular neighborhood as one where eight families live together and in which the population does not have title to the land, that is, they have an irregularity and do not have basic services or may have one but not the others. Law 27,694 declared a socio-urban, health and environmental emergency in these neighborhoods for a period of 2 years from October 29, 2022.

“For this reason, the Municipality creates the Undersecretary of Socio-Urban Integration, precisely to provide answers to the popular neighborhoods and to be able to have a specific area for it, as long as we have national financing, since it is a national law” said the Undersecretary of Socio-Urban Integration, Mariano Viramonte.

When asked about the difference in the figures on the number of neighborhoods, he explained: “The RENABAP list does not mean that there are no more neighborhoods that have this deficiency, but that they are not listed as popular neighborhoods; as well as in our own registry. There may be neighborhoods grouped in a single area because they present the same problems. It is a number that is increasing.”

The works

The undersecretary explained that the law establishes that to present projects and obtain financing, there must be an interdisciplinary group, made up of the social area that travels the territory to formulate projects, and the technical area made up of architects and engineers.

“Everything depends on the magnitude of the project and the work must be transversal. Working on a project is not easy. The neighborhoods need months of work,” he said.

He mentioned that in the city of Salta there are neighborhoods that have the same problem and are grouped based on this. “In the northern zone I have neighborhoods on the side of the roads: Universitario, Divino Niño, 1º de Mayo, Unión, Los Piletones, Juan Manuel de Rosas. The latter, next to the river, was prone to flooding, but the defenses were made and It stopped being that way. That makes it possible for me to do the drinking water, sewage and electricity project. The other neighborhoods share the same problem and if we do a project we do it completely.”

Places to intervene in the city

When asked which neighborhoods have the most complex problems in the city, Viramonte pointed out that “they are those in which I cannot yet intervene, by law or because different regulations overlap. For example, in Floresta it is possible to develop and provide services to the lower part, but I don’t have a way to bring light to ARA San Juan.

San Javier, in the landfill area, is the lowest part of the city and where the entire sewage network converges, it is one of the most vulnerable and flood-prone places, just like Israel and La Laguna. This situation was already seen in the constant rains last summer, where these neighbors were left low on water on several occasions.

“We are working to receive national financing and we are focusing on the mother projects that will make it possible to provide a solution until we reach a curb and sidewalk, but first the underlying problems must be resolved,” concluded Viramonte.

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