From this Thursday to next Saturday, the Banderas Room of the National Palace of Culture in the capital will also host the local authorities of Sacatepéquez and Sololá (Friday) and Guatemala and Retalhuleu (Saturday).
The sessions, through five technical tables, allow to know the progress of projects in development, offering continuity and support in the planning and execution of the works this year and the proposals for 2023.
The priorities, according to Álvaro Díaz, head of the Presidency’s planning secretariat, are focused on infrastructure, health, education, environment, water and sanitation and economic development.
Díaz said they expect at least 3,200 applications and that mayoral turnout has reached 91 percent so far.
On June 2nd, President Alejandro Giammattei welcomed the workshops with representatives of the department of Petén.
I place at your disposal my cabinet of government, where you can consult and discuss the President’s commitments and your demands, in order to achieve better results for the benefit of the Guatemalan people, said the President at the time.
In his opinion, the presidential trips allow the executive branch to get closer to local governments and work together to strengthen communities.
In addition to Petén, the authorities of Izabal, San Marcos, Chiquimula and El Progreso have already taken part (from June 2nd to 4th).
This was followed by Jutiapa, Totonicapán, Quiché, Zacapa, Chimaltenango and Escuintla (from June 9th to 11th).
The dialogues take place from Thursday to Friday and last until July 1st.