Technical Cooperation to the Process of Formulation of the Strategic Plan of Territorial Organization for the Metropolitan Area of Bucaramanga
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
Bucaramanga, Colombia

UNCRD has re-started the work of Integrated Regional Development Planning (IRDP) in Latin America. There is a growing demand and interest of Latin American countries to implement IRDP in their efforts towards sustainable development. It was therefore planned to start a project in Colombia, which could provide useful insights to other countries in implementing the IRDP. UNCRD has initiated a technical cooperation for the Metropolitan Area of Bucaramanga: Technical Cooperation to the Process of Formulation of the Strategic Plan of Territorial Organization for the Metropolitan Area of Bucaramanga (PEMOT, Spanish acronym), which is the second largest metropolitan area in Colombia, comprising of four municipalities of Bucaramanga, Piedecuesta, Giron and Floridablanca.

Objective
To support the process of formulation of the Strategic Plan of Territorial Organization for the Metropolitan Area of Bucaramanga (PEMOT) by providing technical cooperation assistance and training in consistence with the operational framework of UNCRD, promoting integrated regional development planning and management as an instrument to achieve SDGs in the Metropolitan Area of Bucaramanga.

The project has completed the following capacity-building workshops so far:
- Workshop on Development of PEMOT - METROPLAN on 18 July 2017 (with 25 participants)
- Workshop on Metropolitan Natural System on 25 July 2017 (with 51 participants)
- Workshop on Metropolitan Roads and Transport on 15 August 2017 (with 60 participants)
- Workshop on Metropolitan Infrastructure and Facilities on 6 September 2017 (with 50 participants)
- Workshop on Metropolitan Housing on 4 October 2017 (with 40 participants)
- Workshop on Metropolitan Public Space on 24 October 2017 (with 30 participants)
- Workshop on Urban-rural Linkage on 15 November 2017 (with 40 participants)
- Workshop on Formulation OF PEMOT- METROPLAN planned on 31 January - 1 February 2018

The participants included government officials from four AMB municipalities (Bucaramanga, Piedecuesta, Giron and Floridablanca), national government officials, officials from public utility companies, and private sector representatives.

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