Friday, September 23, 2022 | 3:50 p.m.
In Catamarca, the second day of the meeting of the Executive Board of the Parliament of the Great North was held, with the presence of national authorities such as the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, and the Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat, Jorge Ferraresi. The province of Misiones was represented by the deputy governor, Carlos Arce.
In this context, Manzur ratified the strong commitment of the national government to “settle the historical pending issues in northern Argentina and promote the necessary works for that”, in addition to ratifying the commitment to defend in the debate on the 2023 Budget the necessary resources for the construction of the Bioceanic Corridor.
The chief of staff stressed that this type of initiative “exceeds the periods of government by far, and that is why we have to generate the necessary consensus to agree that these are the works that Argentina needs and that they must be carried out, regardless of the electoral questions in the periods that mark our democracy”.
In a renewed call to strengthen dialogue and social peace, Manzur stated: “This is the Argentina we are looking for. An Argentina that celebrates agreements and generates state policies, but with a clear directionality about where we want to go.”
On the other hand, he recalled the potential of the region in the exploitation of large lithium reserves, and also emphasized the need to “add value added to exports.”
Homes for northern Argentina
For his part, Minister Jorge Ferraresi provided specific data on infrastructure works for the north: “We are going to execute 91,000 homes by the end of next year, which represents an investment of 580 billion pesos. And the challenge is to generate quality urban land that allows us to generate a public housing policy,” he explained.
Also participating in the plenary session were the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Health of the Nation, Sonia Tarragona; the deputy governor of Catamarca, Rubén Dusso; his peers from Tucumán, Sergio Mansilla; from Santiago del Estero, Carlos Silva Neder; from Salta, Antonio Morocco; from Jujuy, Omar Haquim and from Formosa, Eber Solís; the president of the Legislature of Chaco, Elida Cuesta; and the first vice president of the Senate of Corrientes, Henry Fick.
It was ratified that the Norte Grande Argentino Region was created with the idea of articulating decisions to consolidate the coordination of policies and the realization of projects of common interest that increase the economic-social potential of the ten provinces that make up the region, including Misiones .