Rescue plan for Salvadoran capital

The restoration or demolition of old building in the city center is on of the topics on the agenda of the "San Salvador in the XXI Century" forum being organized by Cades.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Leon Sol, a member of the College of Architects of El Salvador (Cades) explained that "currently there are building that have no functional nor architectural value, hence they should give the opportunity to business centers, (however) Concultura is blocking the initiatives.
The properties in downtown are regulated by the Law of Protection of Cultural Patrimony and by municipal ordinance for historic patrimony; both are similar regarding repairs, restoration, demolition or use of these building. It is the responsibility of Concultura and the municipality to ensure that the law is fulfilled.

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Panama: Stricter Urban Development Rules

March 2015

Zoning changes and the creation of municipal planning boards responsible for preparing the urban development plans are part of the new law recently approved on land use.

From a statement issued by the National Assembly of Panama:

The full National Assembly approved on its third reading House Bill No.

Ordnance Planning for Greater Metropolitan Area

May 2013

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

Construction of the "Q" Towers suspended in El Salvador.

November 2008

Construction scheduled to begin in the second quarter of this year was suspended until 2009.

Jose Angel Quiros, Project Manager, stated that everything was ready for start up, but as a consequence of the difficult world situation, financial organisms, who had approved the construction funds, started to impose more restrictions on disbursements. "That was the first warning", he stressed.

El Salvador the best-organized nation in the region

July 2008

Given its socio-demographic situation and its size, El Salvador is the best-organized nation of Central America territorially.

El Salvador prepared a National Ordering of Territory between 2001 and 2004, with the goal of creating a new model for its territorial, institutional and administrative organization.

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