Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry presents package of proposals before earthquakes

reinforce the Reconstruction Programreactivate the Fund for Attention to Natural Disasters for Mexico City, as well as promoting a new Urban Reconversion Program are part of the package of proposals presented by the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC) of the country’s capital in the framework of the commemoration of the earthquakes of September 19, 1985 and 2017.

Derived from an analysisthe builders of the country’s capital identified that nine actions are needed to spread the culture of prevention, as well as address the impact left by this type of event.

According to the published document, the first action consists of reinforcing the city’s Reconstruction Program, precisely to complement it with prevention actions, for example, with a program that rehabilitates buildings built before the 2017 earthquake and So avoid vulnerable constructions.

The second proposal for action seeks to reactivate the Fund for Attention to Natural Disasters for Mexico City, in order to have a pool of economic resources that can be implemented immediately. to deal with any eventuality.

The third initiative consists of supporting government programs for regeneration and urban development, either through financing from multilateral organizations, such as the Inter-American Development Bank, world Bankjust like him Development Bank of Latin America.

The fourth point focuses on supporting more housing and real estate development projects, through co-investment, such as those infrastructure funds and of real estate.

The fifth proposal of the Mexico City CMIC seeks that in the event of a contingency, a Entrepreneur support and promotion program, either for those who become unemployed. The project contemplates implementing business training, providing administrative facilities and tax incentives for the first two years.

As a sixth approach, it seeks to promote a Program for Urban Reconversion, the purpose is reuse vacant buildings, grant administrative facilities for the change of land use and redensification. Meanwhile, the seventh point aims to generate a new collaboration between the local CMIC with the Institute of Democratic and Prospective Planning of Mexico City.

The eighth point focuses on continuing the collaborative work between the local CMIC and the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection, as well as the Institute for Construction Safety. In addition, that they jointly develop more action protocols.

Finally, as a ninth point, it seeks to review and continue the agreement that the Government of Mexico City, the UNAM Engineering Institute and the local CMIC signed in 2020, for the creation of the Urban Building and Infrastructure Law.

The CMIC pointed out that this agreement must address the following points, such as promoting the professionalization of the city’s construction industry, giving legal certainty to the investment and establishing minimum security factors.

Also promote and facilitate the sustainabilitysuch as saving water and energy, as well as promoting the generation of a resilient city under the principles of smart citiesin addition to facilitating “the development of the city with an adequate economic balance”.

We are sure that with these actions and the union of forces of the Government of Mexico City, society and the construction industry, with the entire production chain, we will be able to help safeguard the integrity of the citizens of this great metropolis,” he said. the state CMIC.

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