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Urbana de Exteriores and AIMPLAS Present Project for Refugees in United Nations

29 April 2014

Urbana de Exteriores and AIMPLAS Present Project for Refugees in United Nations

Urbana de Exteriores has presented SURI (Shelter Unit for Rapid Installations) to the annual meeting for European providers in United Nations placing emphasis on the development of solutions and infrastructures for peace missions.

According to Urbana de Exteriores, SURI, developed in collaboration with the Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS), was extremely welcome due to its revolutionary and innovative lodging concept. Pedro Sáez, Technical Director of Urbana de Exteriores says, “Public officials and experts from United Nations were really interested in our solutions of houses for refugees, since it could revolutionise the concept of lodging for millions of people living in natural disasters situations, conflicts or migration movements.”

The project was also presented at the European Procurement Forum which was addressed to European companies interested in establishing commercial links with UN. Nathalíe Gidrón, Head of SURI Project affirms “We think the product will be well accepted again because there is not a similar product in the humanitarian aid world. The module will allow improving the refugee’s house according to the innovation introduced: rigid structure, insulating, breathable and waterproof, and it has devices which allow taking profit of natural resources for light and drinking water supply. It is designed for emergency situations: it is light, foldable and easy to assemble. Its versatility allows different uses and ordination which improve the sociability and the dignity of the IDP.”

Photo provided by AIMPLAS.

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