The ARN announced COP 19.5 billion for works led by people in the process of reincorporation


​An improved, paved road has been delivered in Tibú, Norte de Santander. This road will benefit approximately 2,000 people from four villages, as well as Farc-Ep ex-combatants. The neighboring communities will also reap the benefits of the infrastructure for peace. Photo: ARN

Bogota, 03/04/2021 

With resources from the General Budget of the Nation, the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN) will allocate approximately COP $ 19,500,000,000 in order to promote community infrastructure works for peace such as community booths, improved paved roads, adaptation of childcare spaces, Houses of Memory, adaptations and supplies, inter alia.    

This has been done in order to contribute to the consolidation of the reconciliation pillar in over 50 PDET municipalities during 2021 and 2022, and within the framework of community processes led by the ARN on reincorporation issues, actions with a gender-based approach and strengthening of protective environments.  

As a matter of fact, an improved paved road came into operation in the last hours with resources provided by the ARN and contributions from communities, the Mayor's Office of Tibú and people in reincorporation processes. This project was chosen for the benefit of the population, consisting of 2,000 people (ca.) in villages such as Chiquinquirá, El Progreso, Palmeras Mirador and Caño Indio.   

“We have just inaugurated the first work under the ARN-funded community strengthening model, with the support of the Mayor's Office of Tibú and the participation of the National Army with its Engineer Battalion. This project cost over COP $ 532 million; the funds were managed by the communities, and as a result 316 meters of improved paved road were built. This is our Peace with Legality; we work with facts, and work hand in hand with the territories", explained Andrés Felipe Stapper, Director General of the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization – ARN-

Dairo Alberto Vallejo, representative of the former ETCR, stated that this project is an important benefit for the communities: “This has been a great project; we have been entrusted with its management, and this goes to show that the communities also know how to manage projects. Build trust; this is what we have done here today. We have built trust between the communities, the government and the law enforcement agencies, and today we have 100% effective results" – he said.  

This shows the significant contribution and commitment of the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization with the national government's Peace with Legality policy.​

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