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Peru to completely rebuild Pisco by 2013
Construction work in Pisco, Ica (Photo: Andina/Difusion)
September 20, 2011
The executive branches has set itself the goal of rebuilding and rehabilitating Pisco, giving its inhabitants a "new city" by the final months of 2013.
To accomplish this task, the Council of Ministers announced a bill to promote a new stage of reconstruction in Pisco and other areas affected by the 2007 earthquake.
"There is a milestone set for November next year, when the CADE (Annual Executives Conference) will take place in the city of Pisco, where we will already have the most important elements the rebuilding done", said Rene Cornejo Minister of Housing.
"This framework will allow for faster and more effective action at all three levels of government and is complemented by private investment, necessary to rebuild and improve Pisco," said Cornejo, according to Andina.
He stated that the Ministry of Housing would invest 400 million soles this year to promote reconstruction.
The August 15, 2007 earthquake left 600 dead, 431,313 injured and 91,240 homes destroyed in Pisco, Chincha, Ica, Yauyos, Cañete, Castrovirreyna and Huaytará.
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