Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to invest in recovery of public spaces after demonstrations
Minister Cristián Monckeberg announced details of the projects selected to repair public spaces that have been the focus of demonstrations.
Housing and Urban Development Minister Cristián Monckeberg has announced an investment of US$30,000 million to restore mobility to Chile’s cities, ensuring safer journeys, and to repair and improve public spaces with the active participation of communities. The funds will be used to replace traffic lights and repair traffic signs, paving and sidewalks as well as to recover 44 public squares around Chile that have been the focus of demonstrations or suffered vandalism. The projects will be implemented as part of the Plan for Recovery of Public Spaces announced a few weeks ago.
The Minister explained that “out of the US$30,000 million that we will be investing around Chile to repair traffic lights and public spaces, we have already advanced with traffic lights and sidewalks and are now working on busy public areas such as coastal esplanades, plazas and downtown areas.”
The projects will include the replacement of street lighting, community infrastructure such as children’s playgrounds, multipurpose sports courts and green areas and other equipment such as benches, trash cans, tree grates, bicycle racks, etc. All of these facilities will be built in line with universal design criteria.