President Alberto Fernández announced at the Olivos Residence the construction of 3,000 homes in the municipalities of Avellaneda, Quilmes, Berazategui and Florencio Varela as part of the Casa Propia – Construir Futuro program. The activity included the signing of agreements to adhere to the program with the four mayors of the southern suburbs and the Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat, Jorge Ferraresi.
The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, the mayra Mendoza (Quilmes), Alejo Chornobroff (Avellaneda), Juan José Mussi (Berazategui) and Andrés Watson (Florencio Varela) participated in the event.
The agreements they signed include the construction of 1,250 homes in Quilmes, 900 in Berazategui, 300 in Avellaneda and 600 in Florencio Varela.
“Own House – Build Future” It was announced by President Fernández in Tierra del Fuego last Monday. It is a federal urban development policy that foresees the construction of 220 thousand housing units, the creation of 20 thousand lots with services for those families that do not have land, and the granting of 24 thousand loans for construction, whether in Procrear, municipal or own lots of the successful bidders.
“I no longer want an Argentina divided between the needy and those who have, I want an Argentina in which everyone can develop and in which the State guarantees what is necessary for development possibilities to occur“, said President Alberto Fernández when speaking about the paradigmatic case of the Blue District, which extends between Avellaneda and Quilmes, and announcing urban and housing improvement works for that town, and others in Berazetegui and Florencio Varela.
In an act together with the former mayor of Avellaneda and current Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat of the Nation, Jorge Ferraresi, Fernández thanked the solidarity and care that the residents of the Blue District showed during the toughest months of the Covid-19 pandemic and assured that what happened there is “an inspiration” for his government.
“I no longer want two blue neighborhoods or divide the fate of Argentines, according to the ruler who touches them, I want each Argentine to have what it takes to develop“said the head of state, who took the opportunity to differentiate the” political ethics “of Peronism from the logic of merit and the laws of the market, wielded during the four years of macrism.
The Blue Quarter is located on the border between the Avellaneda and Quilmes districts, and during the month of May it had to be isolated due to a strong Covid-19 outbreak. The situation generated by the isolation evidenced the critical housing situation that the families living in the neighborhood on the Quilmes side, where they did not have services, street layout or houses in good condition, after four years of management by the mayor of Juntos for Change, Martiniano Molina, who had agreed to dethrone Francisco “Barba” Gutiérrez.
“Your first in the ministry is to do what you did in Avellaneda, on the Quilmes side. Let no one feel that their life is different because there is a street that divides the jurisdictions,” revealed the president who told Ferraresi when he took office during the act of this noon, in which the mayor of Quilmes signed several agreements to improve the situation of the residents of the neighborhood, who were present in Olivos.
“We are complying with our ethics. The ethics of not wanting inequality and that politics serves to put everyone in a position of power growsr. It is because of our political ethics that we are doing this, “said Fernández, also accompanied by the governor of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, and the chief of staff, Santiago Cafiero.
“In the Azul neighborhood I understood how it can be that public policies build two different Argentinean women. In the same neighborhood, on one side, one of us ruled, who was concerned about giving dignity; and on the other side, it was not thought the same. I wonder: Did they think that the market was going to solve the problem or that the merit was going to solve the problems?“said the president in a clear criticism of the management of Juntos por el Cambio.
“Merit works if we give everyone an equal footing. The Blue neighborhood shows that, no matter how much effort is made, if the minimum conditions are not there, the merit is not enough “, the president insisted and marked the position of the Frente de Todos: “The State must be present where inequality exists to end that inequality. Some think that by speaking like this we have become populists, well, if being populists is thinking about those who least they have, put the title they want “.