The Province planned 72 works for the Puna with an investment of $17,000 million

The Province planned 72 works for the Puna with an investment of $17,000 million
The Province planned 72 works for the Puna with an investment of $17,000 million

Road, water, school, social, urban and cultural infrastructure projects stand out in a plan of 72 works programmed by the provincial government for the Puna of Salta with a global investment of $17,000 million.

The works program, which by a decision of Governor Gustavo Sáenz was defined through inter-ministerial work of competent areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Production, Tourism, Together with municipalities and legislators in the region, it seeks to strengthen the social and economic development of the area.

Following this objective, the Minister of Economy and Public Services, Roberto Dib Ashur, met yesterday with his colleagues from Infrastructure, Sergio Camacho, and from Production and Sustainable Development, Martín de los Ríos; the president of Aguas del Norte, Ignacio Jarsún; the senator for the department of Los Andes, Leopoldo Salva, secretaries and coordinators of the aforementioned government portfolios.

Is about water and sanitation, health, educational infrastructure, roads, energy and also housing works for the towns of Tolar Grande, Olacapato, Salar de Pocitos, Santa Rosa de los Pastos Grandes and San Antonio de los Cobres.

After the meeting, Dib Ashur remarked that they are “very important works for the development of the department”, since the area “has the five strategic sectors with high growth delta such as Mining, the Knowledge Economy, Tourism, Renewable Energy and Agroindustry”.

Within the works plan, the paving of provincial route 27whose start was announced in July, and the project to create the Knowledge Economy Training Center, which will be created in San Antonio de los Cobres.

The Secretary of Mining and Energy, Romina Sassarini, indicated that this organization has been working for several years on a public-private articulation, in which the works are projected with the social perspective demanded by the communities and under the guidelines of the Sustainable Mining Development Plan 2030. “La Puna has had a boom and an exponential increase in recent years due to mining activity and these works are part of the social license towards the communities, in a historically neglected sector,” he stressed.

Senator Salva expressed himself “very satisfied with the inter-ministerial work” and highlighted the importance of the work on provincial route 27, which extends from Cauchari to Tolar Grande, as well as “the planning of works for health, education, and infrastructure for La Puna, which have to do with energy, gas and growth for our people.

Camacho, for his part, informed the construction sector about the agreements that Governor Sáenz recently signed with the Nation for works that will be resumed with provincial funds for their conclusion, in addition to the reactivation of projects with national financing. Within this framework, the Province will be in charge of 65 works, among which the elevation of the El Limón dam in the San Martín department, child development centers, the renovation and expansion of 18 school buildings and the revaluation of historical buildings such as the Fort of Cobos and Finca El Carmen, among others

Homes in Salta

In terms of housing, the Nation agreed to cede to the Salta Government the completion of almost 2,000 houses in the capital and the interior, which will be completed through a prior savings program. The specific agreement establishes that everything invested by the Nation so far and the recovery of the fees will remain in the Province for reinvestment and the operation of the Provincial Housing Institute (IPV).

Yesterday the Minister of Infrastructure, Sergio Camacho, analyzed the agreements signed with the national government with the head of the IPV, Laura Caballero; the president of the Salteña Chamber of Construction, Juan Carlos Segura; the vice president of the Confederation of Construction SMEs of the Argentine Republic, Pablo Movsovich; and the advisor of the first institution, Rubén Fortuny. The commitments were also reported to the Salta headquarters of the Argentine Chamber of Construction.

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