33 billion pesos invested in Acapulco after the passage of Hurricane Otis

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AMLO and cabinet give progress on reconstruction in Guerrero, in favor of almost 62 thousand families

More than 33 billion pesos have been allocated for the reconstruction of Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez, Guerrero, after the passage of Hurricane Otis, said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He said that the care for the victims and the repair work were carried out directly without the need for mechanisms such as the Fonden.

“The Fonden no longer exists, there is no longer corruption and there is no financial ceiling, that is all that is needed. We have not done the math, but in Acapulco we must have already invested more than 33 billion pesos,” said the president.

During the report on the progress of reconstruction, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, specified that with the Tianguis del Bienestar more than one million new goods were distributed to 61,742 families in 159 communities.

The official indicated that items such as shoes, clothing, rolls of fabric, blenders, washing machines, freezers, irons and many others were delivered, which previously remained in warehouses and were even stolen. “In this way we return to the people of Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez what is rightfully theirs.”

Ariadna Montiel, Secretary of Welfare, reported that the total investment for the victims was more than 15 billion pesos and announced that in July the “Painting Acapulco” program will begin, with an amount of 857 million pesos.

For the reconstruction plan, 301,076 homes were favored with support of 8,000 pesos for cleaning; for housing reconstruction, between 35,000 and 60,000 pesos and 45,000 pesos for 30,196 commercial premises.

In addition, 26,634 farmers were helped with an investment of 199 million pesos and 7,975 fishermen with 59.8 million pesos.

928 schools benefited from the “La Escuela Nuestra” program with an investment of 314 million pesos. In this regard, the head of Education, Leticia Ramírez, reported that 100 percent of the classrooms have already returned to classes.

The Secretary of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation, Jorge Nuño Lara, assured that this week the reconstruction work on the communication routes affected by Otis will be concluded, with an amount of 271 million pesos.

The reconstruction work on the Mendizábal bridge was completed, 19 urban roads were rebuilt; the stabilization of the landslide on Avenida Escénica and the works at the Acapulco airport were completed, he specified.

In her turn, the governor of Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado, pointed out that a new construction model was proposed with different materials and that billboards on the roofs, among others, were prohibited. “The regulations for the way of building condominiums and hotels have already been changed.”

She emphasized that there are 206 hotels operating, 292 supply and consumption stores open, that is, 97.3% of the 300 registered branches and in financial infrastructure there is a 92% progress in the opening of bank branches with services.

José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Secretary of the Navy, reported that 31 people remain missing and 17 bodies have been recovered, although search actions continue.

Meanwhile, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, head of Defense, pointed out that in September the special command of the National Guard in Acapulco will be handed over, made up of four battalions with 1,100 elements, to cover the entire security area both in the port and in Coyuca.

Source: heraldodemexico