Physical / Built Environment
There is a need for housing which is being met by the Central, Regional and
Local government through the reconstruction program. This program is based on construction subsides or vouchers. Recupera Chile is advocating for efficient and sustainable housing solutions that respect the historic character of Cobquecura. Recupera Chile is encouraging the construction of the boulevard and beach facilities as part of Cobquecura’s infrastructure policies.
We believe that those projects will add value to the environment for local people as well as for tourists.
Recupera Chile also recognizes the importance of a service network
in Cobquecura. Therefore we are working to implementing an IT network infrastructure (telecommunications and data), improve ATM / Banking / Credit Card access and other necessary services for daily transactions.
Regarding the natural environment, Recupera Chile is advocating for the preservation of the coast and marine environment and the improvement of agricultural business and activities. Both areas are important for the local community and economy in different ways. Recupera Chile advocates for a rational and efficient deployment of the resources.
Recupera Chile is working in tandem with the local Municipality of Cobquecura
and different local entrepreneurs. The work is guided by the existing recovery/ development plan and all the projects developed are supporting that plan.
The strategy recognizes the importance of tourism for the future economic development of Cobquecura and therefore it plays a central role. Different intervention areas are developed and all of them influence on one another. Therefore a synergy is created among them and projects in one area have a positive impact on many others.
Recupera Chile recognizes local entrepreneurs and business owners as the engine of local economy. At the same time Recupera Chile diagnosed the opportunity of improvement in many of them. As part of a long-term development strategy, Recupera Chile aims to spur an entrepreneur spirit in the community and also business improvement that will account for household income improvement and job creation.
In order to accomplish the above, Recupera Chile uses entrepreneurship contests as an incentive to foster entrepreneur spirit and competition. Recupera Chile also uses training sessions to build capabilities in the business communities so business man can think of their business and business plans in new and better ways through new consulting tools and approaches.
Artisans / Culture.
Recupera Chile identifies preservation of history and culture of the
community as a priority in the recovery process because of its heritage/identity component and also because of its mental health component. Usually, communities that suffer disaster and loss, often lose many of their cultural belongings that give them their sense of place. Their personal and community identity is often damaged.
Recupera Chile aims to help local communities to work in the restoration and repair of their cultural identity and history. Restoring identity, culture and sense of place is critical to the full recovery of a community.
Heritage Building Restoration and Seismic Safety.
Business Infrastructure and Business Services.
Recupera Chile has identified different constraints for fully deploying the business potential in Cobquecura. Recupera Chile aims to help build these basic business infrastructures, services, capacities and capabilities in order to successfully develop business in Cobquecura and take advantage of globalization.
Such constraints have been identified as physical infrastructure (telecom and data networks, computer equipment, credit card and ATM network and terminals, transportation and shipping services, processing / packaging / warehouse / distribution facilities), basic business services (legal, accounting, IT support, clerical, marketing, advertising, web-design, graphic agency) or work force training programs (formalization, permits, licenses, processes and procedures).
Recupera Chile advocates for the preservation of heritage buildings and the character of Cobquecura and to make it seismically safe. Adobe buildings, and specially those in the heritage zone, are part of the patrimony of Cobquecura and therefore are part of the identity of the community. Recupera Chile is working to implement a new adobe construction technique, which is safer and more seismic-resistant than the original one with several grants from US universities.
Recupera Chile also aims to preserve local traditions and culture. We are working with local artisans to foster and develop local art crafts recognizing its importance.
Recupera Chile is working with local communities to develop a community center to host a social program. We believe that these community centers will play a crucial role on the communities to foster and develop social programs for different stakeholders to tackle different needs in the community and to spur a community spirit and identity.
Recupera Chile also aims to develop programs to attract and involve the youth in the development of Cobquecura, providing them with opportunities to stay and work as well as creating a bond and a sense of identity with their town.
Tourims Development Strategy
Economic Activity Breakdown