Cancun, QR. During 2021, Quintana Roo was among the first states in the country to reduce the lack of housing quality and space, reported Rocío Moreno Mendoza, head of the Social Development Secretariat (Sedeso).
He pointed out that, according to the report presented by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval), the entity advances to achieve better structural indicators such as quality and housing spaces, basic services, educational lag and health services; as well as indicators directly related to income, such as social security and food.
Moreno Mendoza explained that more than 35 million pesos have been invested in the Piso Firme program, and last year the quality of life of 2,163 families has been improved, serving 65 locations in the municipalities of Bacalar, Benito Juárez, Isla Mujeres, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, José María Morelos, Othón P. Blanco, Puerto Morelos and Tulum.
In addition, in 2021, 458 ecological stoves have been delivered and installed in 10 locations in three municipalities, substantially improving the quality of life of families. Homes with firewood as fuel for cooking or the use of a stove without a chimney considerably affect the lack of basic services in the home.
Derived from the effects of the pandemic and on the instructions of Governor Carlos Joaquín González, Sedeso implemented the Quintana Roo Zero Hunger program, delivering more than 150,000 food packages in the 11 municipalities, managing to serve more than half of the people who are in food deficiency.
Detailing the actions carried out to promote the social economy, the official said that direct benefits were obtained for 2,117 women members of the Permaculture program, in the municipalities of Othón P. Blanco, José María Morelos, Bacalar, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Benito Juárez and Isla Women; while with the Social Banking program, the constitution of three Savings and Loan Cooperative Societies was achieved, allowing the training of 83 members.
“In order to maintain a government close to the people, a total of 38 public hearings have been held in the 11 municipalities so far during the administration of Governor Carlos Joaquín; and during 2021 we served 783 citizens”, explained Rocío Moreno.