The province of San Juan seeks to become the first region to launch a “total openness” after the coronavirus outbreak. For that, Governor Sergio Uñac led a multi-sectoral congress throughout the week where officials, opponents, specialists and nonpartisan citizens participated.
With strong border controls, San Juan has already opened the tourist activity, bars, restaurants and defined the schedule for the return to classes. The province only has to open a few activities, like cinemas, physical contact sports and bowling alleys. Under the slogan that “the people of San Juan will resolve the post-pandemic in the province,” the Uñac government called a mega congress called “San Juan Agreement” to seek consensus that would allow adjusting from new protocols to salary guidelines for a “total opening.”
With a time trial organization, on July 1 the meetings of the 18 sectoral tables began, some of which were subdivided; to which were added the tables in each of the 19 departments of the province.
This Tuesday, the initiative completed 14 days and the first stage of this congress was concluded, where officials took note of all the proposals from each sector. “I call on you to build a great social agreement together. Public and private sector, workers, businessmen, intellectuals, scientists, professionals and technicians. Social, political and religious leaders, we will sit down to agree on the future,” he said.
The San Juan Agreement poses challenges and strategies that seek to improve the living conditions of each and every one of those who inhabit the province, without excluding anyone. That is why the proposals addressed include all topics and segments, social, economic, territorial, environmental, institutional, health, among others.
In compliance with the sanitary protocol, social distance, use of face masks and gel alcohol, a meeting schedule was carried out in two weeks. An average of 30 people participated in each of the 18 tables, but we must add the subgroups that made up 16 other Human Development, Sports and Production tables, which means that more than 1,000 people participated in one of these tables.
We must also add the tables held in the 19 departments, two per municipality, which brought together about 1,100 people. With these figures it can be said that more than 2,100 voices were heard at the sector tables.