AMERICA/PARAGUAY - A thousand houses and an entire area under construction for poor families

Friday, 16 September 2016 development   holy see   poverty  

Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "We want to give dignity to people who have been forgotten" said the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, who yesterday visited the construction site where works are being carried out for the future of San Francisco area in Zeballos Cue, in the north of the capital Asuncion. Here thousands of homes for needy families are being built. It is one of the most demanding works undertaken by Itaipu Binacional, 2016, the largest border hydroelectric plant, at the request of President Cartes, in collaboration with the National Secretariat for housing and accommodation.
On 25 April 2016 the Director General of Itaipu said: "We have 18 work fronts, because not only houses will be built, but also roads, sidewalks, electricity, water and sewer, a church, a health center and schools"
A note sent to Fides reports the comments of the Ambassador of Paraguay to the Organization of American States (OAS), after the audience of the Holy Father with the delegations participating in the symposium held in Rome by the OAS. The diplomatic representative said that the Holy Father shook her hand and said: "My greetings to the President (Horacio Cartes) and congratulations on the start of the construction of the San Francisco area". "I was so excited that His Holiness is aware of what is happening in Paraguay", said the ambassador, who then verified that the delegation of Paraguay had never informed the Vatican of the construction of houses. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 16/09/2016)