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El Niño 2015 : región Piura requiere S/.160 mlls. adicionales

Presupuesto solo alcanza para descolmatar los ríos, no para proteger carreteras, colegios y centros de salud

El ministro de Agricultura y autoridades sobrevolaron ayer zonas vulnerables. (Foto: Gobierno Regional de Piura)

Agricultura intervendrá 251 lugares críticos frente a El Niño 



Luego de que el ministro de Agricultura, Juan Manuel Benites, anunció una partida de S/.60 mlls. para que la región Piura afronte un posible fenómeno de El Niño, autoridades locales dijeron que el monto es insuficiente. 

Precisaron que solo servirá para descolmatar ríos y construir defensas ribereñas, pero no para proteger infraestructura educativa, de salud y carreteras.

El secretario técnico de Defensa Civil del gobierno regional, Eduardo Arbulú, comentó que Piura necesitará S/.160 millones extras para realizar obras de prevención en toda la región.

“Con el dinero que ha anunciado el ministro solo se trabajará en defensas ribereñas, descolmatación de los ríos Chira y Piura, pero no en las carreteras, como las de Ayabaca o Huancabamba”, dijo.

Añadió que otras obras prioritarias son la protección de infraestructura educativa y de salud de la sierra de Piura, así como las vías y puentes de las ciudades de la región. Acotó que la ciudad de Piura no cuenta con un sistema de drenaje.

El gobernador regional, Reynaldo Hilbck, dio una cifra mayor: dijo que la región requiere cerca de S/.350 mlls. para hacer obras integrales de prevención.

El ministro de Agricultura y autoridades regionales sobrevolaron ayer las áreas vulnerables ante El Niño. 

Se inspeccionaron los valles del Bajo Piura y Bajo Chira, y el puente Independencia. 

En total, en la región se han identificado 99 puntos críticos ante El Niño. En ellos se invertirán los S/.60 millones.

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