Chamber of Deputies approves National Development Plan 2019 - 2024

National Development Plan aims to promote a deep reengineering of public spending to reorient resources towards programs that generate well-being.

Chamber of Deputies approves National Development Plan 2019 - 2024
Chamber of Deputies approves National Development Plan. Image: Pixabay

With 305 votes in favor, 139 against and three abstentions, the Chamber of Deputies approves the National Development Plan 2019 - 2024. Before the vote, the coordinator of Morena in the Chamber of Deputies, Mario Delgado, said that the National Development Plan 2019 - 2024 (PND) will close the long night of neoliberalism.

"This plan aims to close the long night of neoliberalism in Mexico that has brought more poverty, has brought more polarization of income, has brought a lack of economic growth in the last 30 years, and has brought a wave of violence that we had never vivid". In days gone by, the PRD coordinator at the San Lázaro Palace, Verónica Juárez, demanded to redo the PND because it did not meet the requirements established by law. He stated that the PND lacks a general diagnosis, strategic and transversal axes, and does not set objectives, strategies, or management indicators and goals that deserve to be considered a national guide during the coming years.

The National Development Plan 2019-2024 of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which was sent to the Chamber of Deputies, will promote a deep reengineering of public spending to reorient resources towards integral programs that generate well-being, aimed at the most disadvantaged population, with Coordinating actions in three pillars.

It will also promote a new Social Pact where Government and society will be jointly responsible for the reconstruction. The Government of Mexico is committed to acting at all times under the principles of honesty, honesty, and austerity. And in this transformation all and all Mexicans have a place, the document in the hands of the legislators stands out.

The document emphasizes that full national development will sustain the next six years in actions coordinated in three pillars:

1. To guarantee justice and the rule of law so that the government is a guarantor of the human rights established in the Constitution and to build a country where law and justice prevail.

2. Guarantee the enjoyment of the social and economic rights established in the Constitution

3. Encourage a dynamic, balanced, sustainable, and equitable economic development that expands the capabilities, present, and future of all people.

The policies of direct support to the most disadvantaged sectors, those of promoting the creation of formal employment and the incorporation of the young population into the labor market, as well as those aimed at recovering the purchasing power of salaries, will contribute to the integration of these sectors to the dynamics of development.

With national and foreign private investment, an austere government that combats corruption head-on, reorients public spending to its most productive economic and social uses, will be able to promote investment projects, mainly in infrastructure, to promote greater economic development, with special emphasis on the regions so far lagging. These investment projects will facilitate the stable supply of energy at competitive prices.

The Federal Government will also promote actions to deepen financial inclusion and promote access to credit for individuals and companies, seeking to encourage the economy to allocate resources more efficiently and permanently increase investment levels.

"With these pieces, the pillars will be built for a new stage of economic development in Mexico. This development is committed to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the projects, the promotion of clean technologies and the use of renewable energies, which will allow a sustainable and lasting economic development not only for present generations but for future generations".

This model of development requires two fundamental conditions in the legal and political spheres. The first is a functional State of Law that guarantees that the entire population can fully exercise their human rights and that the law applies to all people equally. Second, the country requires a vigorous democracy based on democratic institutions and mechanisms, both representative and participatory, thus ensuring that the population stands as the helmsman of national destiny.

In this way, the Government of Mexico is committed to building a new social pact, which assumes that each of the members of society will also fulfill their responsibilities to build the Mexico that will harmoniously link to the diversity of Mexicans that exist.