Martí Batres presents Fifth Government Report before the Congress of Mexico City
Mexico City.- With the objective of guaranteeing transparency and accountability, the Head of Government, Martí Batres Guadarrama, presented the Fifth Government Report before the Congress of Mexico City, where he highlighted the actions carried out in 5 years by the administration and during the first 100 days of his administration, he also announced a 25-point Plan to implement new transformations in the capital.
“We are going to take advantage of the historical time until the last minute to make new transformations. For the next 100 days, we have a 25-point Plan: open the Pantitlán – Isabel La Católica section of Metro Line 1 before the end of October; begin the releveling works of the Metro tracks at the Pantitlán station, Line 9; conclude the reinforcement and reconstruction works on Line 12; conclude the civil works of the 'El Insurgente' Interurban Train; conclude the civil works of Cablebús Line 3”, the capital's president listed the first 5 points.
This Plan, to be executed in the next 100 days of Government, also contemplates the inauguration of the Martín Carrera and San Lázaro Modal Transfer Centers (CETRAMs), and the conclusion of the Indios Verdes Center; the preparation of the Executive Project of the “Avenida Aztecas-Pedregales” Trolleybus Line; and financial support to the first group of former Route 100 workers.
Martí Batres added that the debate will be opened to the total pedestrianization of the Zócalo; announced the start of work for a new Metrobús line to the east of the city; the electrical reconversion of Line 4 of the Metrobús; the redistribution of profits from parking meters to benefit the neighborhoods where they are located; and a new increase in the budget allocated to the Metro.
Likewise, the preparation of the Rainwater Harvesting Plan in public primaries; the completion of the Photovoltaic Plant at the Central de Abasto; of the Solid Waste Selection Processing Plant in Gustavo A. Madero; and the repeal of Article 159 of the Penal Code to end the criminalization of people with HIV.
Finally, the start of the pending works in favor of the victims of the 2017 earthquakes; the approach with all indigenous peoples, both on Conservation Land and Urban Land; regulate “Airbnb”; and a new boost to social and popular housing policy; “Neighborhood Improvement” Programs; and “Community Kitchens”.
In the Solemn Session of the Report and Appearance, the Head of Government, Martí Batres, endorsed the importance of the 2019-2024 administration, which will deepen and continue to achieve a more just and equal society.
“I am a man of the left and, consequently, I consider that the exercise of government has the objective of transforming social life to make it fairer, more egalitarian. Governing is working, it is serving the people, it is having contact with citizens, it is serving and supporting everyone, starting with those who are in a situation of disadvantage, poverty, marginalization, exclusion or inequality,” he expressed.
In five years, he said, coverage of Social Programs in homes increased by more than 100 percent, with an increase in investment that went from 15 billion pesos (mp) to 61 billion pesos annually for the benefit of students, people older adults and people with disabilities, inhabitants of popular neighborhoods and more, which allowed 800 thousand people to escape poverty.
“If we take as a starting point the critical year of the pandemic, between 2020 and 2022, there were more than 800 thousand people who escaped poverty in Mexico City; That is to say, our social policy model was successful despite the pandemic. And I'm not saying it, the INEGI, CONEVAL and EVALÚA Mexico City say it,” he stated.
In Security, he shared the reduction in crime rates; of high impact in 58 percent, of femicides in 37 percent, and of vehicle theft with violence in 65 percent to reach the historical minimum in this crime.
He stressed that, according to INEGI, the perception of insecurity decreased from 75 percent in 2018 to 44 percent in 2023 and assured that to reinforce security, his government has implemented Operations in Iztapalapa-Tláhuac, Venustiano Carranza and Gustavo A. Madero, which together with the “Rewards to Capture Generators of Violence” Program with the local Attorney General's Office, have yielded results in favor of citizens.
Foreign Direct Investment increased 50 percent compared to the same period of the last administration; 240 thousand loans were granted to micro, small and medium-sized companies.
To care for the Environment, more than 43 million trees, shrubs and plants were planted; nurseries went from producing 300 thousand trees in 2018 to 11 million in 2022; and 17 large parks were recovered, including Cuitláhuac Park, whose third stage was recently inaugurated.
Before the Plenary Session of Congress, the Head of Government stated that with the Fourth Transformation it was avoided; the conversion of the Fourth Section of the Chapultepec Forest into a mega real estate development; the privatization of Chapultepec Avenue and the Asphalt Plant; the collection of public drinking water service; the private business that was the Photomultas, the collection of fees in the CENDIS and CACDIs. In addition, the CETRAM Constitución of 1917 was recovered to build a high school, a museum and a Cablebús station.
In the legislative precinct of Donceles, Martí Batres emphasized the actions carried out 100 days after assuming office as Head of Government, with the conviction of continuing to transform Mexico City, achieve new changes and build a state of Welfare for its inhabitants.
The president thanked the Congress of Mexico City for the approval of the initiative to increase penalties with up to 20 years in prison for those who illegally cut down trees, which strengthens previous actions such as the confiscation of more than 12 thousand pieces of wood in Huitzilac, Morelos, and the closure of more than 40 sawmills and 57 clandestine lumberyards. He clarified that this measure does not criminalize poverty, since it involves organized crime groups.
Regarding Health, he highlighted that, in a record of 20 days, the basification of 5,448 health workers was achieved in the Decentralized Public Body (OPD) IMSS-Wellbeing, as well as the supply of medicines in Health Centers of more 93 percent and healing material 99 percent; spoke of federal resources to acquire seven high-tech tomographs (investment of 302 million pesos) for the “Rubén Leñero”, “La Villa”, “Belisario Domínguez”, “Enrique Cabrera”, “Ajusco Medio”, “Iztapalapa” and “Iztapalapa” hospitals. “Tláhuac”, and to equip the “La Pastora” Hospital that will provide oncological care for women (with 270 million pesos of investment).
Regarding Reconstruction, he shared that in 100 days more than a thousand families affected by the 2017 earthquakes recovered their homes and reiterated that the process registers a progress of 92 percent; Regarding social housing, 12 housing units and 2,128 improvement credits were delivered, in total 4,000 actions to guarantee this right.
He highlighted infrastructure and mobility actions such as the opening of five stations on the elevated section of Metro Line 12, the purchase of nine new light trains, the conclusion of rehabilitation work in Terminal 2 of the Mexico City International Airport, the measures agreed with taxi drivers to provide better service to users and the signing of an agreement with motorcyclists to reduce traffic events, combined with the monitoring of priority works such as Line 3 of Cablebús, the Interurban Train and Lines 1 and 12 of the STC Metro , a system in which 100 days without cable theft are reported.
“The New Line 1 was completely modernized, the tracks were changed, we will have 29 new trains and it will be open to the public before the end of October; Also, a week later, the Balderas-Observatorio section will be closed for modernization. And in November the releveling works of the Pantitlán Metro Line 9 will begin. (…) I want to emphasize that the subsidy to users reached 14 billion pesos this year, in other words, the subsidy to the Metro is the largest social program that there is in Mexico City,” he stated.
In the Culture axis, he distinguished the presentation of “Barrio Baila”, a concert program in neighborhoods and neighborhoods; the declarations of August 25, Bolero Day, and the Tianguis del Chopo as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mexico City; the restoration of the Lindbergh Forum and the placement of the Amajac Youth in the vicinity of the former Colón roundabout.
In 3 and a half months, he said, the Santo Tomás Campus of the “Rosario Castellanos” University was also inaugurated; Almost 100 kilometers of Safe Paths were built in addition to the existing 800; Road planning was carried out in the Hospitals area of Tlalpan; An agreement was signed with companies for the removal of disused cables from poles and streets and more than 7 thousand wooden pallets were removed from Calzada Coltongo, in Azcapotzalco, and more than a thousand spectacular rooftop advertisements were removed.
“For us it is not about power for power's sake, about arriving for the sake of arriving, it is about arriving to improve people's lives. That is what gives significance to the management that Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum initiated and developed in Mexico City, a management that it is my turn to finish and deepen to the limit that time imposes on us. Here we come to transform, not to manage. Building a welfare State means giving a human dimension to political power, going beyond, overcoming the conception of the State as a mere apparatus of coercive force,” she commented.
The Fifth Government Report presents the results obtained as of July 2023, through eight axes: Republican Austerity and Good Government; Equality and Rights; Sustainable City; More and Better Mobility; Mexico City, Cultural Capital of America; Zero Aggression and More Security; Science, Innovation and Technology; and Awards 2019-2023. It was presented in compliance with the provisions of articles 29 and 32 of the Political Constitution of Mexico City; article 10 of the Organic Law of the Executive Branch and the local Public Administration; Articles 16 and 17 of the Organic Law of the Capital Congress; and 327 of the Regulations of the Congress of Mexico City.
The members of the Legal and Expanded Cabinet of the capital's Government were present at the rendering of accounts; the Secretary of the Interior of the Government of Mexico, Luisa María Alcalde Luján; the Attorney General of Justice of Mexico City, Ernestina Godoy Ramos; the president of the Judiciary of Mexico City, Rafael Guerra Álvarez; the governors of Tabasco, Carlos Manuel Merino Campos; from Zacatecas, David Monreal Ávila; from Tamaulipas, Américo Villareal Anaya; and from the State of Mexico, Delfina Gómez Álvarez; senators, senators, deputies and federal representatives; mayors of Mexico City; holders of autonomous bodies; political, social and business leaders.
The Fifth Report document is available at the following electronic link: https://www.jefaturadegobierno.cdmx.gob.mx/storage/app/media/5to.%20Informe/5o-informe-de-gobierno-compressedcompressed.pdf
With information from the CDMX Government
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