Jorge Taiana was appointed as the new Defense Minister instead of Agustin Rossi, who left his post to be a candidate for national deputy for the province of Santa Fe. One of the first great measures of Taiana was to take the Argentinian army to the Catamarca territory with the construction of a new military unit in the provincial capital. Catamarca did not have a base since 1997.
Just two days ago, Casa Rosada signed a collaboration agreement between the Nation and the province of Catamarca for the installation of a new military unit of the Argentine Army. The Minister of Defense of the Nation, Jorge Taiana, and the governor of the province, participated in this act. Raúl Jalil |. This construction, according to the portal Military area, will follow the criteria and norms established by the Directorate of Engineers and Infrastructure of the Army.
Catamarca used to be the settlement of an Infantry regiment, RI 17, which belonged to the V Motorized Brigade in the 1980s and 1990s, which was dissolved in 1997 for being responsible for the Capilla del Rosario Massacre, and left to be used for those purposes. Although it is true that Catamarca currently has a delegation from the Argentine Army General Staff, this will be the first military unit.
The signed agreement also establishes the construction of 100 homes for the use of military personnel assigned to the new unit. The Ministry of Defense will undertake to carry out the corresponding movements of personnel, equipment and material in order to leave the unit operational. Taiana stressed that “we are signing a historic and very important agreement for Catamarca because they have been requesting the installation of an Army Military Unit in the Province for a long time.”
The word of the Governor of Catamarca
“It is an agreement that has been working for a long time and that the Catamarcans support because of the importance for the community that the Army once again has a presence in our province. Everyone knows that in my youth I did military service. Today it is clear that we are going through different times and that the armed forces, in addition to the main role they play in protecting sovereignty, have an important social role in humanitarian aid and support to the population, ”said Governor Jalil.