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Yucatan-Japan alliance to promote self-consumption in local Maya communities

by Magali Alvarez
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The Government of Japan donates 1.5 million pesos to the State of Yucatan to help reduce poverty and serve the Mayan population in the municipality of Tzucacab.

The Yucatan-Japan alliance will allow the installation of rainwater harvesting systems that will transform the lives of the inhabitants of this municipality.
As a result of the actions promoted by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal to reduce poverty and support self-consumption in Mayan communities, the Government of Japan donated 1.5 million pesos for the installation of 20 rainwater harvesting systems in the villages of Noh-Bec and Sacbecán, in the municipality of Tzucacab, which will allow them to improve their agricultural practices.

On behalf of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, the head of the State Secretariat of Sustainable Development (SDS), Sayda Rodríguez Gómez, the Ambassador of Japan in Mexico, Noriteru Fukushima, and Macarena Egil Toledo, General Director and Legal Representative of the International Institute for Renewable Resources, signed the donation agreement through its Non-Reimbursable Financial Assistance Program for Community Projects for Human Security (APC), with the objective of supporting the goals of poverty reduction and attention to the Mayan population in the region.

These resources, the result of the Governor’s efforts to reduce poverty and social inequality, will be used for the installation of 20 rainwater collection systems in the municipality of Tzucacab, benefiting communities that depend largely on self-consumption.

These will allow greater availability of water for agricultural practices, thus contributing to improving the living conditions of local families. The Government of Japan has maintained a strong cooperative relationship with the State of Yucatan over the years, providing support in various areas of development.

Noriteru Fukushima highlighted the importance of this alliance, and assured that “Japan is proud to be a trusted partner for Yucatan and Mexico, we hope that this contribution will improve the quality of life of the Mayan communities in Tzucacab and further strengthen our ties of friendship and cooperation”.

With this donation, the Government of Yucatan, headed by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, reaffirms its commitment to the integral development of all Yucatecans, especially those in vulnerable situations, working closely with committed international partners such as the Government of Japan.

Vila Dosal’s administration has promoted initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of the state’s most vulnerable communities. His leadership and commitment to the welfare of Yucatecans have been fundamental to achieve this Japanese donation.

This is also part of the Governor’s actions to strengthen Yucatan’s international relations and to seek strategic alliances that benefit the population.

It is worth mentioning that, as part of the strategies to reduce poverty in Yucatan, so far this administration has carried out nearly 30 thousand housing actions throughout the state, which include the construction of floors, bathrooms, ecological kitchens and additional rooms, thus contributing to the fight against social inequality, overcrowding and outdoor fecalism, while improving the quality of life of Yucatecans, allowing them to have more comfortable and dignified spaces to live in.

Vila Dosal has also delivered construction certificates for rural toilets measuring 2.5 by 1.55 meters, which include masonry absorption pits measuring 1.10 by 1, as well as a septic tank with biodigester, water tank and furniture.

The donation was announced at an official ceremony held at the Embassy of Japan in Mexico, where representatives of the Government of Japan and the Government of Yucatan were present.

The Coordination of International Affairs of the Government of Yucatan and the Secretariat of Sustainable Development (SDS) were able to secure financial support from Japan to carry out this important initiative that will improve the quality of life of the Mayan communities in the region.

TYT Newsroom

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