On May 17 and 18 architectural and engineering professionals, builders and government officials will be meeting in San Jose to discuss issues related to land ordinance and housing.
From a statement issued by the Central American Housing Association:
San Jose, April 26, 2016. The III Pan American Congress on Housing will analyze the problems of the Central American countries in establishing land use policies, urban development and inclusion of social housing, in order to propose and promote good practices and publicise successful experiences applied in Latin American countries.
The mayoral office of Panama City has presented a development plan which urgently requires investments in mobility, transport, water, drainage, waste management and urban planning.
The so-called Action Plan for the Metropolitan Area, presented in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is already projecting impacting 1.7 million people in the capital city, San Miguelito, Arraiján and La Chorrera, said the Mayor of Panama in a statement.
Through an agreement between the mayor of Managua and the International Cooperation Agency of Japan, a plan will be developed for territorial reorganization, public transport and drainage for the city.
Authorities at the Mayoral office in Managua said the document including the conditions of the project would be ready in 18 months. The plan intends to meet the economic, social and environmental needs of the Nicaraguan capital, by improving the current conditions in the city.
Tenders have been announced for the definition of the land ordinance plan for each of the four areas in which the territory is divided.
An article in Prensa.com reports that "... The Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot) has divided the country into four zones to prepare the land ordinance plan for each of these .... and ... this year it will put out to tender four land ordinance plans, but as yet the amounts have not been defined.
Preparations are being made in the country for the opening of two high rise condo projects which combine residential units with hotel facilities and services.
The first 'condo-hotel' project called Ocean, located in Jaco, Puntarenas, is expected to start operations in December and includes an infrastructure of 7,200 square meters. The second project will begin the first phase of construction in the Greater Metropolitan Area in 2016 and will focus on the corporate market.
The area near the entrance of the Canal where land was recently sold to develop a resort could also host port logistics parks.
According to analysis by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and the Canal Authority of Panama (ACP) the location of Punta Batele in the Pacific entrance of the canal, is ideal for port and logistics activities, taking advantage of its mixed inner city zoning generating increased revenue.
The National Development Plan of K'atun projects that in 2032 79% of the population will live in urban areas, and identifies the areas with the greatest potential for investment.
Currently 58% of Guatemala's population reside in urban areas, the National Institute of Statistics expects that in 2032 that percentage will rise to 79%, which allows a future map of national wealth to be charted.
A Property Ordinance has been proposed which aims to complete the registration process for 10 thousand of the 106 thousand square kilometers that are currently without cadastre.
In the second phase of a program for a mass titling system, supported by the World Bank, the intention is to register 10,000 out of the 106,000km ² that are still without cadastre. In the land cadastre there are 24,000 km ², representing just over 19% of the total area of the country and the project would increase it to 33,000 km ².
The Government of Costa Rica is preparing a third plan for land ordnance in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM by its initials in Spanish).
This was announced by Guido Monge, Minister of Housing and Settlements (MIVAH)."It is called Plan GAM 2013, and will be built on the remains of its two predecessors: the Regional Urban Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Area (PRUGAM) and the Land Use Plan (POTGAM) (the latter introduced in January this year) which never, because of their designs, reached the approval stage, " noted an article in Elfinancierocr.com.
The development of the Greater Metropolitan Area in Costa Rica has been halted awaiting a new proposal to combine the interests of over 50 offices and organizations.
Nacion.com reports that approval of the most recent proposal for a land use plan has stalled, "while the executive branch tries to reconcile the clash of interests between the various sectors involved in the matter."
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