After flying over the ravine of huaycoloro river and checked the flooding of the canal, the president To Boluarte gave a press conference in which he announced the actions carried out before the impact of Cyclone Yaku. Like yesterday, the Head of State recalled that senamhi He warned that in the cities of the central coast, including Lima, rains of regular intensity are expected over the next few days.
“I urge everyone, especially those living in the most at-risk areas, to organize with their neighborhoods and activate security measures. prevention and contingency plans to protect their families,” Boluarte said. This urged citizens to watch over life first and try to stay away from the river beds who over the past few hours have destroyed dozens of homes in various parts of the country.
Governors and mayors, thanks to the declaration of the state of emergency, already have the possibility of making changes to their budgets in order to deal with the disasters triggered on their territory. “There is no justification for not being up to date. The budget and the legal framework already have it,” the president stressed. So far, 400 districts across the country, 18 in the metropolis of Lima and four in Callao, were declared in an emergency situation.
Since last week, the executive has traveled to the northern regions affected by Cyclone Yaku such as Tumbes, Piura, La Libertad and Lambayeque to bring humanitarian aid, as well as machinery and tankers to help the population. . Yesterday, the National Council for Disaster Risk Management was installed from where it is expected to coordinate actions between the authorities and representatives of the private sector.
President Boluarte announced that an Armed Forces ship will leave in the coming days to transport humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable areas. From the Ministry of Housing, 195 machines such as motor pumps, tanks and tractors will be sent to Piura, Lambayeque, Áncash, Cajamarca and La Libertad. In addition, five thousand gallons of water will be transported from Barranca to Trujillo.
Regarding the Sechín Bridge located in Casma, it was reported that the Ministry of Transport and Communications took action after its collapse. It has been laid out to pour concrete with accelerator on the bridge slab and is expected to dry soon to open vehicular traffic. At the moment, the pedestrian pass has been organized in coordination with the authorities in order to protect the lives of citizens.
The Reconstruction with Changes entity will undergo a reorganization because “it does not make sense for it to work in an office in the center of Lima” while its main function is to deal with the impact of the El Niño phenomenon in the north of the country. “The country needs definitive solutions to the attacks and not just short-term measures,” added the Head of State from the Government Palace.
The executive will also introduce a bill to Congress to promote the creation of the National Infrastructure Authority, which will have decentralized offices across the country. This office should start the construction of emblematic works in various regions such as the improvement of the Rímac river basin and focus on the prevention and control of basins.
President Boluarte assured that “cyclone Yaku arrived and found a state without supplies”, in response to this, together with the ministers and vice-ministers, they traveled throughout the country in order to respond to the requests of the authorities. Officials who “step out of line” would be sanctioned, according to the president.