On Thursday, the city of Cuenca will receive the prize Jean -Paul L’ Allier, awarded by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OCPM for it Spanish acronym.) The international jury recognized the exemplary nature of the project and called it “comprehensive and innovative,” being the first Latin American city to receive the award for heritage.
Paul Granda, mayor of Cuenca, said that every two years the organization rewards cities that are noted for their works, which do not harm and rather contribute to the maintenance of landscape and architectural heritage, as part of its tangible heritage.
Six months ago the Department of International Affairs of the Municipality postulated Cuenca sending a file that included the works executed in the last four years along the Tomebamba, which marks the limits between the Historic Centre and the modern part of the city.
“This is just a recognition for planning for the benefit of the people and the care of their heritage,” said Paul Granda , mayor of Cuenca.