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The government increased by 20% the funds for infrastructure works in the interior

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The secretary of the Chair, Alvaro Delgado, participated in the inauguration of urban consolidation works in Vergara and in the city of Thirty and three, and highlighted the 20% increase in investment in infrastructure for the interior of Uruguay, which reached $60 million.

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There is no decentralization without resources. We can have the conviction, we can be committed, we can make the best decentralization speeches in the world. It is very difficult without money,” Delgado said during the inauguration of the works, which coincided with the 120th anniversary of Vergara and the 170th anniversary of Treinta y Tres.

On this point, the presidential secretary reported that the government increased the amount of money allocated to works in the interior. In this sense, he highlighted that the Interior Development Fund (IDF) increased by about 20%, while the Incentive Fund for the Management of Municipalities (FIGM) increased by 30%. In this way, the first reached a total of 60 million dollars, while the second reached a value close to 50 million dollars.

Likewise, Delgado recalled that, as soon as the government took office, President Luis Lacalle Pou gave the instruction to allocate the funds administered by the Planning Office and Budget (OPP) directly to works that were “historically” claimed by those who live in the interior.

The works in Vergara and Treinta y Tres

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In Vergara, the works were carried out in the streets of the center of the town and the neighborhood of La Blade. These improvements will benefit some 4,000 people and it is the largest infrastructure work in the history of the city.

The intervention involved executing a bituminous treatment in 27 blocks, as well as building the ditch, storm drains and pedestrian paths. In this case, the project was carried out with FDI resources, from which some 67.7 million pesos. The OPP contributed about 58 million.

In addition, six streets were paved, with 3.2 million pesos contributed by FIGM.

As for Thirty-Three, the project of hierarchy it was used for the boulevards and avenues of the city. The main roads were redesigned and their appearance improved. In this case, the work was financed with FDI resources, for about 23.6 million pesosand the OPP contributed more than 20 million.

Bituminous treatment was also carried out here. In addition, pedestrian paths, a bike path, accessible ramps, flower beds, stone sidewalks, curbs, and pergolas were placed. A sports area was created and signage was installed along with LED lighting.

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