In the midst of quarantine, and after permits were granted in other provinces, Chambers and guilds of the Construction of Córdoba were “united” and demanded an urgent reopening of private work in the province.
“The representatives of the Chamber of Construction, Uocra, Uecar, accompanied by the Chambers that make up this sector, sent a request to the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Mining, Eduardo Acastello, regarding the critical situation that construction is going through. in the province of Córdoba, and for the purposes of requesting the completion of the steps that are necessary for the inclusion of private work within the activities excepted from quarantine in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, “the statement said.
From the Chamber and Uocra indicated that they already have a sanitary protocol planned. It was also urged to form a work table that establishes the precise guidelines to be followed in each work.
The rest of the statement
Beyond prioritizing health in this unprecedented moment and collaborating in whatever is necessary, the representatives of the sector expressed the importance of reactivating an industry that is vital for the development of a country and for the quality of life of its people. The sector is characterized by its high capacity to absorb skilled or qualified labor, and its broad multiplier effect on other economic activities. Therefore, its vital role as an engine of growth and sustenance for thousands of workers in the province.
In turn, the Chamber and the UOCRA Guild clarified that they already have a Sanitary Protocol of practical recommendations for the Construction Industry, which has been submitted to the Ministry of Labor for its approval so that it can be implemented, ensuring that This possible restart of private works is carried out in the best way for the health and safety of workers.
It is essential to clarify that the pandemic situation and the “preventive and compulsory social isolation” imposed by the National Emergency Decree No. 297/2020 has led to a scenario in which numerous jobs for construction workers are in danger. But no less relevant is the impact of construction on other activities related to it. It is a reality as significant as the direct problems referred to. The impact of the construction industry derives activity in more than 140 industrial and service branches, which make up its value chain, with a multiplier effect of activity of 2.24.
Resuming activities while maintaining the necessary safeguards is essential for the maintenance of the business, productive, professional and technical structure of the sector and will be vital for the day after this pandemic that today causes desolation for a sector that is dragging a two-year fall. .
Lastly, it was urged to create a working table that establishes more precise guidelines to be followed by the works to ensure that their restart is promoted by the competent provincial authorities and approved by the national government. The note was endorsed by the presidents, general secretaries of the Córdoba delegations of the Argentine Chamber of Construction, UOCRA, UECARA, Chamber of Industrialists in Precast Cement Portland, Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs of Córdoba, Chamber of Business of Urban Developers of Córdoba, Chamber of Hardware Stores, Sanitaryware, Irons, Chamber of Wood, Furniture and Equipment of Córdoba and of the Argentine Association of Manufactured Concrete.