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Coastal El Niño reconstruction works, a development opportunity for northern Peru

14:32 | Piura (Piura region), Aug. 21.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday informed that reconstruction works after Coastal El Niño phenomenon will be a development opportunity for Piura and northern regions —the weather event-stricken areas.

Speaking from Piura —where he opened a second carriageway of the road leading to Paita— Vizcarra remarked that, besides restoring the losses, the works will improve the affected areas.

As is known, northern Peru was hit by Coastal El Niño last year. Said weather event was characterized by heavy rains, landslides, and floods, which destroyed infrastructure and crops, leaving many citizens homeless.

The need is so great, he said, that the execution of roads, schools, hospitals, ports, and the damage caused by the phenomenon cannot be postponed any longer.

"Reconstruction cannot wait any longer. We have served five months in office and, in that time, we've developed new technical files," the statesman explained.

"Now we have them (the files), and their implementation will proceed more rapidly through a law we have enacted using special powers," the statesman added.

The Peruvian leader affirmed his administration has concrete goals to review and seeks to speed up reconstruction by beginning and completing the works.

"We have started to carry out very important works," the President pointed out.

Another measure that goes hand-in-hand with reconstruction is the registration of all the victims, he concluded.


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Published: 8/21/2018
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