Iquitos. - Communal authorities of 45 native and peasant communities of the Napo river basin, of the districts of Torres Causana, Napo and Mazán, in the province of Maynas, Loreto; They are in the city of Iquitos to present their Life Plans to the regional authorities; communal management document which collects the demands of more than 2,538 families living in the Upper, Middle and Lower Napo watershed.
The presentation of the Life Plans of the Napo river basin will be held this Tuesday, December 7 at 8 am, in the main auditorium of the Regional Government of Loreto (GOREL). The event will have the participation of the Decentralized Directorate of Culture (DDC-Loreto), Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade, Tourism and Crafts of Loreto, Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines (DREM), Juntos Program, Qali Warma National School Feeding Program, Municipality Torres Causana District, Forest Resources and Wildlife Supervision Agency (OSINFOR), National Telecommunications Program (PRONATEL), National Scholarship Program (PRONABEC), Popular Research and Promotion Center (CENDIPP), Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP), Nature Culture International (NCI), among others.
The requests of the community representatives revolve around:
- The legal security of their territories, only 8 have title deeds, while 37 are in the process of georeferencing and 28 await the process of expanding their territories.
- Basic sanitation services; Most of the communities do not have potable water or latrines, nor do they have electricity 24 hours a day.
- Regarding communication, the roads or communal paths are in good condition so they cannot travel safely. Telephone and internet services are almost non-existent in the area.
- The educational service is neglected, they demand improvements in the infrastructure and the hiring of full-time teachers, as well as pedagogical material.
- In health, only 8 communities have a health post and 6 have qualified professional personnel.
The 45 community representatives hope to establish coordination meetings to reach agreements with the corresponding regional directorates, in order to fulfill the commitment they have assumed with their communities.
The communities that will be present at the event are: del Alto Napo, CN Campo Serio, CC Ingano Llacta, CN Bolívar, CN Loroyacu, CN Pucacuyu, CN Puerto Aurora, CN Rumi Tumi, CN San Carlos, CN San Fernando, CN Soledad, CN Monterrico, CN Sumac Allpa, CN Puerto Elvira, CN Quechua de San Fernando, CN Tipishca, CN Nuevo Yarina; from the Middle Napo: CN Huitotos de Fortaleza, CN Morón Isla, CN San Antonio de Lancha Poza, CN Cruz de Plata, CN Lagartococha, CN Nuevo San Roque, CN Pucabarranca, CN Puerto Arica, CN San Lorenzo, CN Copal Urco, CN Diamante Azul, CN Huiririma, CN Nuevo Defensor, CN Patria Nueva, CN San Jorge, CN Santa Victoria, CN Sargento Lores, CN Quechua of Argentina, CN San Juan de Yanayacu y del Bajo Napo: CC Juventud Yarina, C Libertad, CC Salvador, CC Tutapishco, CN Huitotos de Negro Urco, CN Nueva Vida, CN Flor de Agosto, CN Primero de Enero, CN Puerto Huamán.
This activity is carried out under the Inter-institutional Cooperation Agreement for the Development of Indigenous Peoples between the Regional Government of Loreto and CEDIA, thanks to the financing of the Rainforest Trust.