Support the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Development (MVOT), as well as other relevant national actors, in the development of a national timber-driven construction cluster through the development of timber value chains for housing projects, with an emphasis on: (i) the assessment of existing regulatory frameworks and their standardization to identify obstacles or gaps, as well as public policy incentives to foster the development of the sustainable construction sector; (ii) research and development on fundamental issues needed for the development of relevant value chains and the positioning of timber-derived products as construction materials, considering fundamental aspects for their development such as materials resistance, maintenance, and protection, (iii) training and technology transfer between the public and the private sectors, (iv) Positioning of the country and its integration in potential markets, regionally and internationally, with a focus on Uruguay's competitive advantages, (v) support the design of a pilot plan of high rise housing to learn from the experience and improve policy and (vi) support Uruguay's forestry targets in its nationally determined contribution (NDC) to comply with the Paris Agreement, with a focus on sustainable forest management, as well as sustainable landscape policies.
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