The Ministry of the Environment warns that it will seek a social and political agreement to face the crisis in La Mojana

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The head of the environmental portfolio invited all the inhabitants of Sucre and surrounding municipalities to participate on November 30 in the Binding Regional Dialogue for the Plan National Development Program, which will take place in San Marcos

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Ministry of the Environment warns that it will seek social and political agreement to face the crisis in La Mojana

The head of the Environment portfolio said that it is expected that in the Binding Regional Dialogue next Wednesday, November 30, a great social and political agreement is established for La Mojana

After an overflight and a tour of the areas most affected by the crisis in La Mojana, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Susana Muhamad,announced the commitment of the national Government to face this situation and that, to a large extent, will be materialized on November 30 in the development of the Binding Regional Dialogue that will take place in Sucre.

After the overflight, the official declared.

“The national government is working on hunger, the location of land to move people and the forgiveness of debt interest for those who have lost their crops. We also ask the CARs to make a loss and damage report at the national level. We must understand the climate change scenarios that are issued from Ideam. This is the relief zone of three large rivers; we have to think about climate variability and learn to

In the same sense, the head of the Environment portfolio said that it is expected that in the Binding Regional Dialogue next Wednesday, November 30 , a great social and political agreement is established for La Mojana,with an agreed road map that allows joint progress in resolving structural problems and emergency problems.

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The idea, according to Muhamad, is that this road map, which will be built collectively, has two main components: the ecological recovery of the pipes, the swamps and the water buffer system and a technical solution to reconnect the Cauca River with La Mojana, coexist with water in times of rain and drought”, said Minister Muhamad.

Likewise, Muhamad assured that the CONPES left by the previous government is being reviewed and that, possibly, the investment in the component that has to do with ecological recovery will be quadrupled, a job that it will be carried out hand in hand with the communities.

“There will be an intervention plan for the coming months as soon as the river's water levels drop and a roadmap for a comprehensive solution that will use a part of CONPES,” he said in a statement.

In addition, he pointed out that: “it is important to see the integrality of the problem of La Mojana, we had the opportunity to fly over part of Bajo Cauca where mining is contaminating the waters, a structural cause that must be started to work. We understand the suffering of the families whose lands are flooded in Cara de Gato.”

The Ministry of the Environment explained that the Binding Regional Dialogue will also be the platform for building agreements between the national Government and different actors of the citizenry for the solution of different problems.

In this space, there will be technical discussions with the participation of entities such as the National Unit for the Risk and Disaster Management (UNGRD).

“I insist on the need for us to give it a social perspective and a technical perspective as a road map and change regarding the issue from La Mojana; that should be the priority and not the need, perhaps, to contract works. We want this to be a democratic dialogue, so that we can learn about the reality of the territory and build a collective vision, despite the diversity of legitimate interests that exist,” said Muhamad