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Sedetus meets with irregular Chetumal colony to begin land title process

Chetumal, Q.R. — A group of irregular residents have met with the state government to begin working on land titles. On Tuesday, the Secretariat for Sustainable Urban Territorial Development (Sedetus) met with residents of the irregular Eco-Sur neighborhood of Chetumal.

Armando Lara De Nigris, Sedetus head, along with Nabil Eljure Terrazas, Sedetus Housing Undersecretary, headed the meeting whose goal is to provide property titles for the more than 35 families who reside on the land.

The group met with the government at noon to request property titles of the lots they live on as well as basic services.

“Closing the inequality gaps and guaranteeing access to a better quality of life for the families of Quintana Roo is the indication of the governor Mara Lezama and she has instructed us to attend to all the demands regarding housing in accordance with the law,” Terrazas said after their Tuesday meet.

Sedetus will meet again with the group to begin a resolution, which will start with contacting the owner of the land. Terrazas explained that the land they are living on is not owned by the State Government, therefore, since it is a private property, Sedetus is unable to initiate any process of regularization of the colony or the lots.

Terrazas said that meetings with the participation of the land owner will be sought to later convene the authorities and state companies to solve the problem.

The members of the committee, which represents the Eco-Sur neighborhood, said that said settlement began 25 years ago and is located near the old gas station at the entrance to the city of Chetumal.

It is currently inhabited by 35 families that require the regularization of lots as well as the introduction of basic services such as electricity and drinking water.