SICT requests 81.2 million pesos for works on roads damaged by Otis – El Sol de México

The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) requested the Public Treasury close to 81.2 million pesos to do plays of emergencies on highways and roads Warrior after the passage of Tropical Cyclone Otis last October.

In a project published in the Briefcase of Investment of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the SICT He stated that said works consist of filling in landslides and road cuts, removing landslides and azolvesattention to damage to two bridges that were damaged, as well as various works to restore circulation and rehabilitation works.

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Is about 33 works in total whose cost ranges from 31 thousand pesos, as in the case of the removal of landslides at kilometer 76+050 of the highway from Chilpancingo to Acapulco; to 15.9 million pesos for collapsed drainage works, filling in road cuts and placing protective signs, as well as other works on the Acapulco Bypass North branch.

After the passage of Hurricane Otis in Guerrero, The federal government reported that there was damage to the main roads of the entity, between Chilpancingo and Acapulco.

A few days after the meteorological impact, the SICT reported data in the Chilpancingo–Acapulco highwaythe northern bypass of Acapulco, the section Acapulco–Zihuatanejo, as well as in Diamond Viaduct.

The investment project states that the request is a liquid increase in budgetary resources for support immediate partial, in order to have budget sufficiency to carry out emergent actions, works and works of a priority and urgent nature due to the damage caused by Otis to the network of federal highways.

On those same dates, the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection issued a declaration of natural disaster after the passage of Hurricane Otis on the coast of Guerrero between October 24 and 25, a phenomenon that left damage in the municipalities of Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez, mainly, in order to free up federation resources for the emergency care.

“The SICT will be the body responsible for ensuring that the resources are allocated only to the purposes for which were authorizedas well as the exercise, justification, verification, monitoring, control, accountability and transparency of the resources granted,” adds the agency in the investment project.

A little more than a week after the impact of Otis in Guerrerothe SICT announced that it resolved damages in the 23 points of the state’s highway network, which were damaged by the hurricane and with which the main toll and free-toll roads were enabled and vehicular traffic was restored.

However, the damage continues in the entity, particularly in the area of Acapulco.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced a couple of weeks ago the Plan to Rebuild Acapulco and Coyuca from Benitezwhich consists of an investment of 61 thousand 313 million pesos to attend 20 points from the entity.

The federal plan included 218 million pesos from the SICT budget for rehabilitate the Acapulco-Chilpancingo highwayas well as others roads and bridges that were damaged by the storm.

In accordance with businessmenthe reconstruction of Acapulcothe destination most affected by Otisit will take about two years, in addition to the fact that the economic losses were estimated at 15 billion dollarsaccording to the risk analysis firm specialized in natural disasters and wars Enki Research.

The Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS) He said that according to his first estimates, compensation for around 11,424 million pesos will have to be paid after the storm, which placed it in the top 10 of the most expensive claims for the insurance sector in Mexico.

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Regarding government infrastructure, the organization that brings together insurers estimated damage of around 945 million pesos.

The federal government estimates that on December 15, the port of Guerrero, one of the main tourist destinations in the country, will reopen, so its recovery will be faster than expected.

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