Posted 14 May, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Workshop evaluates reconstruction in San Marcos

Under the slogan "Recovering Together" and organized by the Interamerican Development Bank IDB, was recently held in the city of Guatemala, Workshop "Good Practices and Lessons Learned" in relation to the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake 7 November 2012 (N-7) San Marcos.

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Participants and guests al workshop.

This workshop was attended by the institutions that make up the Technical Committee for Reconstruction, including the Ministry of Culture and Sports, represented by the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property DECORBIC Directorate General of Cultural and Natural Heritage.

The main objective of this workshop was to share and gather the lessons learned so far in the process of reconstruction of the areas affected by the N-7, to create a memory of work and a guide to be followed by government institutions in the event of an incident of natural character.

Denisse Espino, DECORBIC representative to the National Commission for Reconstruction, announced actions being done by the MCD from 7 November of the year 2012 to date, noting that all properties considered to Good Estate damaged and its structural situation ruled identified. Actions were organized in conjunction with institutions like CONRED and MICIVI.

María Rosa Chan, Viceministra de Patrimonio Cultural y Natural,participated in the workshop accompanying restoration experts DECORBIC, and emphasized the need to include rules and steps to follow when a natural disaster, to preserve and protect the cultural heritage.

Conclusions and recommendations of the technical committee IDAEH:


– Lack of resources for Restoration, jeopardizes the Cultural Heritage.

– It is essential to develop organizational tools Interagency.

– It is vital that the senior and mid-level processes to appropriate.

– The reconstruction process may be the opportunity for change in the use of public buildings to promote conservation.

– It is important to declassify buildings that do not have quality of Cultural Heritage, especially those involving the MOE and IDAEH.

– Human capital has been key.


– Are essential funds for the restoration, mainly in emergencies.

– Strengthening the agreement MCD-CONRED, could favor the creation of policies, protocols and organizational tools Interagency future disasters.

– Streamline administrative processes without neglecting the minimum requirements.

– Interagency coordination is essential to make the processes more agile.

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