VILLA EL SALVADOR INDUSTRIAL PARK
The 288 hectare Industrial Park had all of its infrastructure installed and yet stood vacant for years due to political conflict. Meanwhile, there were hundreds of small industries operating in nearby family homes. The challenge was to form the people into industrial guilds and demonstrate the viability of the Industrial Park with a model factory.
In order to implement this project, the United Nations contracted the services of the ICA, securing the following results:
- Execution of the project entitled “Pilot Plan for the Implementation of the Industrial Zone of Villa el Salvador”
- The formation of six industrial guilds which each made their strategic plans, and to this day maintain their separate areas in the Industrial Park
- Construction and operation of a small demonstration factory making fresh cheese
- This work was the catalyst to transform the situation to eliminate the conflicts and allow the development of the Industrial Park to move forward, with the assistance of UNIDO of the United Nations
Today the Industrial Park of Villa el Salvador houses over 1,000 industries which provide employment to over 20,000 people.