Municipalities will need permission from the ministries of Health and Education to carry out certain works in these areas, once the amendments come into force.
Currently they do not need authorization from the central government since one of its exclusive powers according to the Constitution, is to build infrastructure for health and education.
This is stated in paragraph 7 of Section 264, which was modified by the Assembly as part of the proposed amendments.
This paragraph contains two ideas: the faculties of the councils “to plan, build and maintain physical infrastructure and health and education facilities” and “as well as public spaces for social, cultural and sports development, according to the law.”
The proposal changes the order and adds the word authorization, as follows: “to plan, build and maintain the physical infrastructure and the equipment of public spaces for social, cultural and sports development. Prior authorization of the governing body of public policy, city councils will be able to build and maintain the physical infrastructure and health and education facilities.”
Translated into English by Pierina Abad