As part of the Proyecto Glaciares+

Political candidates from Cusco have committed to the implementation of the Local Concerted Development Plan of the Urubamba Province.

 

On Friday July 13 this year, candidates to the Regional Government of Cusco and the Provincial Municipality of Urubamba gathered for a working breakfast in the city of Urubamba in order to share the Concerted Development Plan (PDLC) as to 2021 of the Urubamba Province, projected to last until 2030, as well as the analysis, evaluation and mapping of mass wasting risks in the sub-basin of the Chicón River – data generated by Proyectos Glaciares+ and the Provincial Municipality of Urubamba.

Six candidates to the Regional Government and nine candidates to the Provincial Municipality of Urubamba participated in the working breakfast, including two members of their respective technical teams. Eng. Humberto Huamán, major of Urubamba delivered his welcoming speech, placing emphasis on the validity of the document provided, and reminding candidates of the commitment they should assume with the implementation of the PDLC in order to close the existing gaps in the Province.

Eng. Walter Choquevilca Lira, coordinator of Proyecto Glaciares + in Cusco, presented the work being done by Proyecto in the Province, as established in the agreement made with the Municipality, placing emphasis on the different participatory processes being promoted and disaster risk management measures as provincial and regional priorities to be taken in account by the following administrations.

Engineer Victor Bustinza, member of PDLC’s team of facilitators, presented an outline of this management document, in which he revealed the real situation of the Province through different development indicators such us malnutrition, anemia and learning achievements mainly.

Finally, Ricardo Vila, presented the Mass Wasting Risk Map of the Chicón basin, and urged candidates to prioritize disaster risk management and use the Risk Map to define specific actions in the Chicón basin.

Once all presentations concluded, each candidate took the floor, and they all agreed on the importance of having management instruments that prioritize human development indicators as guides to the development of our people, with particular focus on the impact of climate change in our region, specially deglaciation; and managing water resources properly with emphasis on risk management and land management, among others.

To conclude the working breakfast, Economist Nancy Iruri Quispillo, head of the Strategic and Operational Planning Office of the municipality stressed the importance of PDLC due to its binding effect because the budgetary programs must be linked and articulated to this document, which will be sent to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Economics and Finance.

 

 

Links of interest:
Proyecto Glaciares, Project Sheet, Swiss Embassy, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation COSUDE
Web Proyecto Glaciares+

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