In the next few days the Government of Mexico City It will present to the local Congress a total of 19 projects to achieve the modification of land use in the different city halls of the city, revealed local authorities.

At a press conference, from the Colonia Agrícola Oriental, in the mayor’s office Iztacalcothe head of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (Seduvi), Rafael Gregorio Gómez Cruz, explained that this is due to the new economic reactivation plan and implies the reconversion of spaces, such as schools, hotels, offices and shopping centers.

“Within the framework of these actions, it is important to highlight that in the coming days at least 19 projects will be channeled to the Congress of Mexico City to modify the delegational programs on Land Use, for specific cases, which will be submitted to debate by the deputies,” said Gómez Cruz.

“As a whole, we can comment that the lines of work that the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, has indicated to us have been: to promote the construction of inclusive and affordable housing, the simplification of procedures and reduction of bureaucracy, the reactivation of the real estate market with order and transparency, inter-institutional coordination and with the private sector, as well as the fight against gentrification, as main issues”, said the state official.

These initiatives would add to previous efforts in the construction and housing sectors, he assured.

“The construction industry, as one of the main engines of the city’s economy, has advanced at significant rates in the recovery of direct and indirect jobs; The Special Program for Urban Regeneration and Inclusive Housing, known as PRUVI, is in operation and already has guidelines for the preparation of studies and operating rules”, he said.

The official explained that as a cash cut, due to the implementation of the reactivation programs, a total of 150 real estate developments greater than 10,000 square meters of construction in the city, already have a construction demonstration and 63 of them have already begun work. .

“Regarding the Agreement for Reconversion of Offices to HousingMexico City has been at the forefront in this regard and as a partial result, we have received 10 requests that involve the conversion of more than 50,000 square meters of offices into nearly 300 homes,” he said.

The foregoing gives rise, underlined the head of Seduvithat the facility agreements that have been promoted since 2021 for the relaunch of economic activity, add up to a total of 152 registered projects, involving more than 1.5 million square meters that will be built in the different city halls of the city.

freeze debts

The head of the Government of Mexico City, claudia sheinbaumannounced that as part of the new actions focused on supporting the population’s economy, 100,000 capital families had their debts frozen with the National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit).

“We are working with Infonavit in a coordinated manner and the first news, which is very good, is that there are nearly 100,000 families that have debts with Infonavit here in Mexico City and by order of the President of the Republic (Andrés Manuel López Obrador), it was established that these debts no longer continue to increase each year, but rather are frozen,” he stressed.

The leader of the local Executive specified that the forgiveness focuses on 25% of the debt.

Gregorio Gómez highlighted that in addition to this freezing, the Government of Mexico City also signed a collaboration agreement with the Infonavit.

“Its main objective is to guarantee the right to decent housing for the inhabitants of Mexico City,” he commented.




The agreement has four axes, the first focuses on making available to Infonavit beneficiaries the housing offer within the zones and corridors considered in the Special Program for Urban Regeneration and Inclusive Housing for Mexico City; second, to simplify the administrative processes and speed up, especially, the deed process.

The third axis seeks to specify the opening of single windows for the attention of procedures; and four, establish collaboration mechanisms to reach agreements on administrative facilities related to registration, cadastral and freedom from encumbrance issues.

Investment

Along with these efforts in terms of construction and housing, Sheinbaum Pardo reported that a new work focused on drinking water will begin to be developed in the Agricola Oriental neighborhood, with an investment of 80 million pesos.

“It is going to allow us to make a main, primary conduction line, and the connection of the secondary ones, in such a way that it is clear, from the wells, how it is being distributed and also the improvement of the quality of the water,” he said.

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