Shipwreck of Villa Nueva: Commune without stipulation of costs and working time


Byron Morataya, said that the work on the collapse of Calzada Concepción, zone 6 of this municipality, began after a meeting with the authorities of different entities. Photo: The Time / AFP

The spokesperson for the municipality of Villa Nueva, Byron Morataya, said that the work on the collapse of Calzada Concepción, zone 6 of this municipality, began after a meeting with the authorities of different entities; however, the costs and timelines for the repair work are not yet established.

Morataya reported that last Monday, October 3, the technical table began in which the National Coordinator for Disaster Prevention, the Municipal Development Institute (Infom), the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV), the Roads Conservation Enforcement Unit and the Commune of Villanovan.

However, he stressed that “for the moment we have not stipulated the investment and the total time of the works, we are waiting for the studies”.

START WORK

Likewise, Morataya mentioned that: “what we are doing is moving forward with the construction of the provisional collector, which was to be carried out in two weeks, we have been working since the fourth day”.

He added that the temporary collector will have a length of approximately 200 meters in order to divert rainwater so that it does not affect the works on Concepción Boulevard.

THE WORK WILL INCLUDE FIVE PHASES

According to the spokesperson for the municipality of Villa Nueva, the five phases in which the works will be carried out were established in the aforementioned meeting.

“The previous studies, in this one, will be delivered in three weeks, the geological studies, to be able to determine the causes and to be able to give continuity to the project”, he mentioned.

He explained that the first phase is the construction of the provisional collector, while the second envisages the compaction and preparation of the soil for the placement of the collector, which would be the third phase.

He explained that in the fourth phase, complementary works will be carried out, such as the construction of manholes in the sector to direct rainwater.

He claimed that the fifth and final phase will be the completion of Concepción Boulevard with retreading, landscaping and signage.

COLLAPSE

The Villa Nueva collapse was reported on September 25, where several vehicles, as well as motorcycles fell, including where Olga Emilia Choz Ulín and Hellen Mishell Mejía Choz, mother and daughter, were transported, which remained missing for at least 120 hours.

According to President Alejandro Giammattei, the sinking was due to the lack of examination of the collectors, for which he asked the Conred to carry out a regulation in which the examination of it by the municipality is stipulated and supposedly it will be sent to the Congress of the Republic for its approval.

Likewise, the president pointed out that there were geological faults in the place, in addition, that there was “historically” a swamp in the place, for which the conditions are not ideal to support the weight. houses in the place.

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