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SMA reactivation process

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Since March 14, attention actions began in San Miguel de Allende and it was on April 21 when the mayor of San Miguel de Allende, Villarreal García announced the first investment bag for 30 million pesos.

“Here we are with the people!” said Villarreal as he presented an emergent contingency program, to focus on the food, health, and economy areas.

With this emerging program, the municipal government has already benefited 21,500 families; and organized civil society was able to join through the “United Hearts” initiative, together there are almost 50 thousand grocery packages that have been delivered and just over 50 tons of vegetables, meats, and legumes. Mayor Villarreal García announced that another 30,000 more aid packages will be delivered throughout the rest of the year.

While the state government promoted the “Guanajuato Yes We’re United” campaign to which it allocated 100 million pesos for the delivery of 200 thousand food pantries.

“In San Miguel de Allende, 2 million pesos are destined to support our medical “heroes”, who are “on the front line” in this contingency”, said Luis Alberto Villarreal, referring to the staff of CAISES, health centers, and the Felipe G. Dobarganes Hospital. 

While the state governor Sinhue Rodriguez stated that Guanajuato has been strengthened with hospital equipment and infrastructure thanks to the fact that the state government did not hand over the control of the situation to the INSABI health system (that belongs to the federal government).

Economic reactivation

San Miguel de Allende as a tourist destination was able to obtain credits for the financing of 235 companies related to tourism, for 60 million pesos, through the Directorate of Economic Development with Guanajuato Funds; while the state consolidated a total for its municipalities, 3.8 billion pesos.

For the most vulnerable sectors, San Miguel de Allende supports the generation of more than 2,900 temporary jobs with the Renewed Action Program (PAR) in more than 300 works that range from streets, roads, and borders; public spaces and education.

With an investment of more than 87 million pesos, more than 60 streets and roads and more than 120 boroughs for water catchment are rehabilitated. The government is also working on the rescue of 150 public squares and sports facilities with a resource of 55 million pesos and more than 90 actions in educational infrastructure for 12 million pesos. The state government allocated 78 million pesos for this concept.

In addition, there are 900 financial incentives for the ordinary trader; 320 support for small farmers, 220 for transporters, 559 for musicians and artists, 284 taxi operators, and about 750 merchants and tianguistas.

Through “Mi Colonia a Color”, the state government invested more than 53 million pesos so that, together with the municipalities, more than 1,300,000 square meters of facades can be painted for the benefit of 25,000 families.

The support for migrants is permanent, they showed that their heart remains in San Miguel de Allende, for this reason, all together they have achieved important works such as the one that is in process in the community of La Talega, others in Jalpa, even the rehabilitation of the Parish of La Luz. 

The state government also invested more than 12 million pesos in 31 municipalities to support the countrymen in rural communities who were affected by the pandemic.

Finally, public works are essential to keep the economy of San Miguel moving. In a bipartisan way (government and private initiative), a record investment of 1,350 million pesos has been brought to SMA.

“This government has bet on education from the first moment, the laying of the first stone of the UNAM San Miguel de Allende campus, the best public university in the country and one of the most recognized in the world, is on the horizon. It is a dream come true thanks to a tripartite investment of 45 million pesos”, the mayor concluded.

San Miguel Times Newsroom

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