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The Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Risaralda is committed to generating employment in

Pereira, April 30 20 102
The Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Risaralda is committed to generating employment in Pereira

muchachos• More than 1,700 jobs will be created by this immediate plan.

• The Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Risaralda, Accion Social and the city of Pereira continue advancing in their initiative to decrease unemployment by investing of more than 12,600 million pesos.

• To date, this important agreement has already created about 700 jobs and its goal is to reach 1,700.

• Construction of infrastructure, creation of new jobs, such as, road workers, are some of the initiatives that are expected to create new employment in rural and urban areas of Pereira.

 

This emergency plan to create employment in Pereira is moving full speed ahead through innovative programs.

The objective of this project agreed by Acción Social, the city of Pereira and the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Risaralda is to create over 1,700 direct and indirect jobs through the use of the unskilled labor sector in order to improve the living conditions and wellfare of local residents. To date, these initiatives have created more than 700 jobs and an additional 343 are in process.

The total amount of investment equals 12,600 million pesos. Acción Social contributed 10,500 million pesos, the city of Pereira 1.779 million and the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Risaralda 359 million pesos.

The coffee and maize project began operating in April with small and medium size producers by renovating and recovering 141 hectares of crops, 290 hectares of sanitation (RE-RE) and planting 260 hectares of maize.

With the improvement of roads and complementary infrastructure, 8 townships and 13 municipalities will be greatly benefited. Additionally, the first stage of the community center in Remanzo will be built.

The Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Risaralda acts as the operator of this important Project, once again confirming its commitment and dedication to working for the well-being of families in the coffee growing sector.

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