"I have set aside 1000 million euros for the first phase of the Venezuela Bella Mission...We will go first through the most populated capitals and then we will reach the whole country, together with organized popular power to make Venezuela the most beautiful country that has ever been seen in Latin America and the Caribbean," Maduro said.
“Rain or shine,” the project will launch at the end of January, transforming them into functional and beautiful homes for the citizens of Venezuela, the president said.
Better street lighting is the first mode of business for the beautification initiative. Changing the lighting will contribute to a universal change and open opportunities to infrastructure, public services, and the cities’ overall aesthetic, Maduro said.
"You have to light up Venezuela from end to end. There are no excuses! I ask governors, mayors, and ministers to save space in their agenda for: Mission Venezuela Bella,” Maduro said.
The president encouraged state officials to go into the streets and become involved in the project, investigate the needs and desires of the public, as well as their dreams for the future of the country.
The project will open up thousands of jobs for workers across the country. Over 11 thousand, two hundred bolivars are being allocated for the initiative to cover labor, employee health benefits, and operating expenses.
"I am sure that thousands of infrastructure projects are going to emerge hereafter and assist Venezuela to become a 21st century, modern, advanced country," Maduro said.