Vice-minister Pimentel presents achievements of the GMVV before UN-Habitat
The Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), Maimunah Mohd Sharif, expressed her willingness to provide cooperation and accompaniment to the programs carried out by Venezuela in the area of housing construction.
This statement was offered by Mohd Sharif during a meeting with the Vice-minister for Africa of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Yuri Pimentel, who is currently on a work tour to strengthen and fortify the cooperation ties between Venezuela and several countries of African continent.
There, the director of the UN-Habitat program stressed that the social policy undertaken by the Caribbean nation in housing construction through the Great Housing Mission (GMVV) is a model that serves to benefit the peoples of the Caribbean.
To strengthen this sector in Venezuela, Mohd Sharif extended an invitation to the national Government to participate in May 2019 at the meeting of senior UN-Habitat officials to be held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
For his part, Vice-minister Yuri Pimentel took the opportunity to present Venezuela’s experience in matter of housing, which has benefited more than 2 million Venezuelan families, of which 20% have been assigned to a group of immigrant families who reside in the country.
This project, designed by Commander Hugo Chávez and launched in 2011, not only involves the construction of houses, but also a whole project to re-conceptualize human settlements, which involves, from the community organization, new modes of relationship and sustainability. environment, creative spaces and socio-productive developments, explained Pimentel in his speech.
Finally, the Venezuelan official invited the director of UN-Habitat to Venezuela so that she knows directly the experience in the field of housing construction and expressed his willingness to receive the subsequent accompaniment and recognition of this international organization.