San Pedro Sula to Approve Citizen Security Plan

The National Security Council will approve today the Citizen Security Plan which aims to prevent, combat and reduce the violence figures that currently in San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras.

The plan was developed with the support of USAID, UNDP, the Public Ministry, National Police, nongovernmental organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortés (Cámara de Comercio e Industrias de Cortés – CCIC), civil society and local authorities.sanpedro_600

Fernando Jaar, president of the CCIC, presented the plant yesterday in Washington at the State Department. Jaar met Liliana Ayalde, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States and responsible for Central American Affairs, and Mark Lopez, Latin American representative of the Agency of USA for International Development (USAID).

“We are working closely with local authorities and that appealed to the U.S. Embassy, that ​​the private company is working together with local authorities for safety. It is a comprehensive plan, conducted by the United Nations Program for Development is preventive and repressive” said Jaar.

The Local Citizen Security Plan has as key aspects social and situational prevention, crime control, and strengthening governance of the institutions responsible for law enforcement, deterrence and response. It takes $50 million US Dollars to develop over a period of five years. Therefore, in addition to the Funds from the Security Tax, they have requested U.S. support to finance it.

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