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04-11-2014 Cop20 news

Municipalities of Lima received explanation on progress at COP20 headquarters

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Lima, 04 November. – Officials of SanBorja, Surco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, Lince, Callao and Metropolitan Lima Municipalities, received a technical explanation on the development work, installation and infrastructure advancements at the headquarters of the Twentieth United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP20) to be held in Lima from 1 to 12 December, which will be built in the Army Headquarters in San Borja.

The Project Director of GL Events, French company in charge of the works, Maxime Rosenwald said that 82% of the workers employed in the works are Peruvians, dedicated to specialties such as finishes, administrative procedures, power systems and air conditioning, security and cleaning, among others, and there are 211 skilled foreign workers at the construction sites.

He said that the Venue will have seven-meter high trees in their facilities distributed in every room and in the boulevard there will be 15 of them plus 200 smaller sown fields.

He said the COP20 headquarters would be a small town with all services available to operate along the 12 days of the event 24 hours a day. They will be dismantled within a similar time, freeing the area but with improved illumination and water services.

In turn, the COP20 General Coordinator, Manuel Beltroy, gave details about the logistics at the event and the work being developed in the work fronts as Negotiations, Public Front, Management and Logistics and Communications.

He mentioned that any nuisance to neighbors in the area near the Venue will be avoided by implementing appropriate security systems; no streets will be closed to avoid congestion, special buses will be provided to move participants from their hotels to the venue with 7 hubs, 3 bus stops and 7 routes including 24-hour operation.

He declared a health plan has been developed that includes sick bays, clinics and hospitals, food surveillance, and various services such as translation and interpretation services, food and catering, banking assistance, courier and courier services, and touristic assistance.

The venue headquarters will have a 90,000 m2 area and will include 30 meeting rooms, 2 plenary rooms, 2 conference rooms, 11 meeting rooms for side events, 4,000 m2 of office space, press area and an International Recording Center for 100 TV and radio connections, among others.

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