United Nations recognizes Merida as the best city to live in Mexico

Director of UN Habitat, Maimunah Mohd Sharif with Enrique Peña Nieto and Renán Barrera Concha (Photo: DY)

Merida, Yucatan, heads the index of prosperous cities with better quality of life that the United Nations Organization (UNO) elaborated and in which it exceeds 304 other cities measured in the country.

For this reason, Renán Barrera Concha, Mayor of Mérida, received this recognition from the hands of the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, in a ceremony held at the Banamex Center in Mexico City.

The Index of Prosperous Cities, in which Infonavit also participates, allows policies to be managed according to the needs and conditions in each of the cities.

Prosperous Cities is also responsible for the evaluation of aspects such as: productivity, infrastructure, quality of life, equity and social inclusion, environmental sustainability, governance and urban legislation.

Through a statement, taken up by Mexico City based newspaper El Financiero, Barrera Concha highlighted the fact that the Yucatecan capital had an advance in the environmental aspect and is working to become a totally sustainable city.

On the other hand, the executive director of UN Habitat, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, delivered the integral document of the study to President Peña Nieto, who in turn, gave the corresponding sybolic recognition to three cities, Mérida bing one of them.

(Photo: yucatan.com.mx)

TYT Newsroom with information from unomasuno.com.mx



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