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Mayor of Managua participates in video conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

A delegation of municipal authorities made up of the Mayor of Managua, Reyna Rueda, the General Manager of the Municipal Market Corporation of Managua (COMMEMA) and the managers of the Eastern and Wholesale markets participated in a video conference organized by FAO (Organization of the United Nations for Agriculture and Food), to share the experiences of the capital in prevention measures in the markets to face the pandemic caused by Covid-19.

The following countries participated in the video conference: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.

Mr. Joao Intini, Technical Secretary of the SPAA-FAO Network of Public Supply Systems Region, in giving the welcoming remarks, explained that the meeting was attended by a little more than 50 people, representatives of governments and decision-makers with three objectives main; First, evaluate how the pandemic has affected the supply of markets, second, strengthen supply chains, the local markets of each country, and third, enrich security measures and decision-making based on the experience of all participating countries, all this to lessen the negative effects of the pandemic on the world economy and food security.

In the Nicaraguan intervention represented by the Mayor of Managua, Reyna Rueda explained that the measures put into practice since before the pandemic arrived, were guided by the Central Government in coordination with all the country's mayors.

In the case of Managua, in the 8 capital markets, the visit was made section by section with disinfection days and the correct implementation of sanitary hygiene measures such as hand washing, the use of a mask and social distancing of two meters .

Rueda highlighted the importance of maintaining the supply of the markets since they are the engine that moves the Nicaraguan economy and that thanks to the measures ordered by the government, it was possible to prevent the markets from being sources of contagion as in other countries.

The closing of the Nicaraguan intervention was made by Comrade Freddy Casco, COMMEMA General Manager, who explained that the fumigation days were a resounding success, especially in the Oriental, which is the largest market in Central America.

The video conference was held at the Chancellery of the Republic this Thursday, June 18 and among the agreements reached it was established to hold it once a month, the next meeting will be on July 16 to evaluate the progress of each country in guaranteeing food security and eliminating sources of infection in the markets.

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