Medellin Promoting Remote Work to Help Reduce Pollution

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The signing of the Pact for Telework, which will have several entities of Medellín and Antioquia with the Ministry of ICT seeking to stimulate telecommuting in the region.

It’s been welcomed by sixteen organizations of the department, in a bid to increase productivity levels, generate a sustainable region, promote employment generation and encourage the effective use of ICT in the productive sector.

The agreement was signed by the Metropolitan Area of ​​the Valley of Aburrá, the Comptroller General of Antioquia, the mayors of Girardota, La Estrella, Sabaneta, Copacabana, Barbosa, Caldas, Bello, Envigado, Yondó and Cáceres; Route N, Comfama, Leonisa, Isagen Medellín, Invamer and Haceb.

It is expected that the companies both public and private, assume the commitments acquired, promoting in their organizations telework as a work option that avoids travel to the facilities and work from home.

According to figures from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in Medellín and its metropolitan area, 5,600,000 trips are made each day.

“We are going to make a plan that will allow us to set goals in the short, medium and long term with the Ministry of ICT in the Valley of Aburrá, accompanying what is already doing Medellín, which is a model at the national level, and articulating it in the other nine municipalities in the region”, commented the director of the Metropolitan Area, Eugenio Prieto Soto, who is leading the process of improving air quality and general environmental component of the region, for having interference in the municipalities that the Make up

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