COLÓN, Qro., February 7, 2017.- On Monday February 6th, at the community of “El Blanco”, municipality of Colón, Francisco Domínguez Servién, Governor of Querétaro, delivered works made by the State’s Social Infrastructure Fund (Fondo Estatal de Infraestructura Social ).
During the ceremony, six construction certificates were awarded, with an investment of 8.6 million pesos (449.5 thousand USD), to the benefit of three communities.
Through this Fund, 13 municipalities will receive benefits from 40 public work projects, representing an investment of more than 73 million pesos (3.5 million USD).
THE STATE’S SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND was created with the purpose of allowing the local residents to review, monitor and follow up the development of public works in their rural communities, as well as reporting any irregularities in the course of these.
THE FUND seeks to encourage families in poverty to improve their development capacities through access to a varied, sufficient and nutritious nourishment program, that contributes to the breakdown of the intergenerational cycle of poverty and malnutrition.
The target population of this program are families living in areas of extreme poverty and marginalization with infrastructure deficiencies such as lack of running water, drainage network and electricity.