By way of an executive decree published in the official bulletin today, the Órgano Nacional de Administración de Bienes (ONABE) was dissolved and the way was cleared for the creation of a new administrative agency which will manage all state-owned real estate.
Through decree of necessity and urgency 1382, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner approved the dissolution of ONABE and the establishment of its replacement, the Agency for the Administration of State Real Estate.
Whilst ONABE used to be led by federal planning minister Julio De Vido, the new agency, which will manage all national public sector buildings, will fall under cabinet chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina.
The Agency for the Administration of State Real Estate will have “permanent control of state real estate activity” and can intervene “in any operation property “related to all the national public sector bodies.”
The decree also established a National Registry of State Real Estate which requires public agencies to submit their real estate information to the new administration within the next 90 days.
The Agency for the Administration of State Real Estate can transfer and dispose of property that is no longer being used, with the purpose of development and social inclusion. It also responsible for performing a service audit of the national public sector’s property, which will be submitted in an annual report to the Cabinet of Ministers.