No progress in rebuilding in the villages of Caylloma

Translated and reposted from Arequipa news publication, El Pueblo:

No progress in rebuilding in the villages of Caylloma
September 15, 2016

Arequipa Congressman Apaza Ordonez regretted that to date, no progress has been made in the reconstruction of housing, infrastructure and services affected by the earthquake on August 14th in the province of Caylloma, especially in the towns of Ichupampa, Yanque and Achoma.

“A month after the tragedy, almost 90% of victims are still living precariously in tents, exposed to the cold and prone to illness, and the Central Government has not planned effective action for rehabilitation, and, above all, has not guaranteed the necessary resources, “stressed the legislator.

Also, Apaza Ordonez said he had written to the Prime Minister, Fernando Zavala, asking to be in full compliance with state emergency regulations, so that the Housing Ministry would comply with the assembly of prefabricated homes. He also warned that failure to take appropriate actions would endanger this critical period.

In that sense, the congressman asked the Prime Minister Zavala quickly take executive action. He noted that the rate at which the rehabilitation and reconstruction will most likely occur is dependent upon extending the state of emergency period, which will soon expire.

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