National: 2022 Budget To Double Resources for 4T Megaprojects and Social Programs

@ MARIO JASSO/CUARTOSCURO

In recent days the Federation’s Budget Expenditure Project 2022 was announced in which AMLO foresees an expenditure of 578 billion pesos for social programs and priority projects of the 4T.

The detailed budget foresees 450 billion designated for programs such as Sembrando Vida (Sowing Life) and Youth Building the Future, as well as for pensions for the elderly, while 128 billion will be for megaprojects.

Thus, an investment of 10 billion pesos is expected for the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Interoceanic Corridor and 63 thousand 232 million pesos for the Maya Train, which represents almost double the amount allocated in 2021.

Regarding this announcement, Educa Oaxaca said that the severe floods that have affected the communities on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec are a deepening of the climate emergency caused by projects such as the Interoceanic Corridor, which promotes maritime transport, which is the fifth largest contributor to air pollution and carbon emissions.

It should be remembered that, at the beginning of this month, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) approved the Declaration of Environmental Impact Regional modality (MIA-R) to develop the “Modernization of the Oil and Commercial Port of Salina Cruz ” project over 30 years, which was rejected by citizens and civil organizations who highlighted the deficiencies it contains, among them, the effects on the population of Salina Cruz, the incorrect destination of waste, and the lack of clarity of the mechanisms in the development of this megaproject.

For more information in Spanish:

Con el Istmo bajo el agua, asignan 10 mil millones de pesos al Corredor Interoceánico (Educa Oaxaca, 15 de septiembre de 2021)

Paquete económico 2022 prevé duplicar recursos para el Tren Maya y la Pensión de Adultos Mayores (Debate, 8 de septiembre de 2021)

Contempla 4T 10 mil mdp para Corredor Interoceánico en Presupuesto de Egresos 2022 (El Universal, 16 de septiembre de 2021)

Da Semarnat aprobación ambiental para modernizar en 30 años puerto de Salina Cruz, Oaxaca (El Universal Oaxaca, 7 septiembre de 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Oaxaca: Solidarity Requested for Dozens of Families Affected by Floods on Isthmus (September 16, 2021)

National: FONATUR Hid Critical Information about Maya Train June 30, 2021)

Oaxaca: Isthmus Residents Reject Imposition of Simulated Consultations for Industrial Parks (May 22, 2021)

Oaxaca: “The Isthmus is Ours” Campaign Rejects Integration of “Tehuantepec Isthmus Interoceanic Corridor Regional Committee for Social Attention” (May 19, 2021)

Oaxaca: inician consultas indígenas sobre los “polos de desarrollo” del Corredor Interoceánico (May 3, 2021)

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