New royalties chapter is structured as of today

The community has its say starting today, when the citizen participation tables begin, which seek to structure projects with royalty resources.

District authorities invited representatives of the different trade associations, businessmen and academics to sit down to think about and identify which initiatives are the most viable for implementation in the city.

These ideas will become part of the new royalties chapter that will be included in Barrancabermeja’s Development Plan.

In fact, this mechanism is executed in compliance with Law 2056 of 2020, which regulates that through a participatory planning exercise the royalties component be incorporated into the roadmaps of each territory.

“That is why last January 19 we held a virtual workshop and later a forum that allowed us to make some prioritizations. We continue with these calls so that we can all continue to contribute to this great chapter that we will include by law in our Development Plan,” said Jaime Peña, Secretary of District Planning.

According to the official, the JALs, the Council, and community and social action organizations will be involved.

“These are investment projects for social, economic and environmental development in Barrancabermeja,” added Peña.

The projects contemplated obey the criteria of relevance, viability, sustainability, impact, articulation with national plans and policies, and plans of the territorial entities, for which the mayors and governors have five months to prepare, approve, include and publish the royalties chapter in their Development Plans.

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