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Peruvian Army engineering battalions begin reconstruction work in Ica
(Photo: Andina/Juan Carlos Guzmán Negrini)
September 28, 2011
On Wednesday engineering battalions from the Peruvian Army started reconstruction work in the province of Chincha, Ica, which was devastated by an earthquake on August 15, 2007.
On Tuesday General Jorge Bustamante, director of the Army’s Education and Doctrine Command, and representatives of Civil Defense met with local authorities to establish where they will carry out demolition work, debris pickup, as well as to prioritize work in Pueblo Nuevo, Sunampe and Grocio Prado.
According to Andina, all the machinery needed to commence operations was already in the province of Chincha, 200 kilometers south of Lima.
The involvement of the Army’s engineering battalions in the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake was one of the promises made by President Ollanta Humala when he took office.
The 2007 earthquake left nearly 600 dead, 431,313 injured, 91,240 houses were destroyed. According to Civil Defense the earthquake also brought down much of public infrastructure.
According to Chincha authorities only 15 percent of the reconstruction of homes had been carried out since the earthquake.
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Total coments: 2
Commented By: Viracocha
On: September 28, 2011. 6:36 pm
Por fin, a statement on the situation in Ica. Okay, what happened to the millions of dollars that both Peru and international fund raising threw at this poor city in the weeks following the quake ? Who has that money ? Why hasn't it been spent effectively ? What happened to the mayor who was alledgedly "sitting" on millions of these funds and would not/could not allocate/disperse the monies due to various land ownership hassles ? ONLY 15% reconstruction of homes in 4 years....bloody discusting, and WHERE is all the charitable monies sent for this disaster? If it has been corruptly misallocated, then the international community will think twice before sending emergency donations to Peru again. Chaufa sin arroz, V
Commented By: jimmyjames
On: October 1, 2011. 10:59 pm
HINT.... Somebody needs to confiscate the container filled with Johnny Walker BLUE Lable in Alan Garcias back yard!!! Ought to be enough to re-build an entire city!!!!!
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