The Acapulco Reconstruction Plan

The President of Mexico presented the progress on the Acapulco reconstruction plan following the emergency caused by Hurricane Otis.

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, traveled to Acapulco by road in the early hours following the passage of Otis.

Regarding this, AMLO stated that he chose this mode of transportation because the landing space was not yet open, but also because it allowed him to have direct contact with the affected people.

“I was learning about everything that was happening, seeing the collapsed houses, how the water was still flooding the roads with streets full of water and mud, and cars covered in mud.

If I had arrived by helicopter, I wouldn’t have seen all that because I would have just taken the helicopter back.

Instead, I spoke with 500 people all along the way who were looking for missing persons after the hurricane,” said the President.

When questioned about the looting and pillaging in various supermarkets and stores in Acapulco, López Obrador attributed it to the chaotic and disorderly situation.

“I had a lot of concern, not for the material damage, but for lives because material things can be resolved one way or another,” he added.

The Acapulco Reconstruction Plan

In the afternoon of this Friday, October 27, there will be a meeting with officials from the Treasury, Economy, the Tax Administration Service (SAT), and the private sector to propose a support plan for the tourism sector in Acapulco.

These meetings between the public and private sectors will enable the Acapulco reconstruction plan.

Another option for the reconstruction plan is an evaluation of credits, meaning which places had these types of loans and which ones are lacking.

Additionally, contact will be made with materials companies to start with distribution.

President López Obrador announced that the census by the Ministry of Welfare of the victims in Acapulco will begin this Friday.

“Everything will be delivered directly and without intermediaries” explained AMLO, and he added that home appliances and other items for furnishing houses will also be provided.

On the other hand, the Navy Secretariat informed that the first Aeroméxico flight to Acapulco departed this morning as a way to restore communications with the port.

At 6:00 a.m., a flight with Navy personnel left to assist those arriving at the Acapulco airport and help with luggage inspections. At 7:00 a.m., an Aeroméxico flight departed, followed by a Volaris flight at 8:00 a.m., and a Viva Aerobus flight at 8:40 a.m. The situation will be evaluated to increase the number of flights from Mexico City to Acapulco.

In Acapulco services

The Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, announced that Acapulco International Airport has been established as an aerial bridge to restore communications and operate daytime flights.

Commercial airlines from Mexico City will be arriving to evacuate tourists and local residents, and medical specialists from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) will also join the relief efforts.

Evacuations will be carried out for those who wish to leave the port. Over 7,500 food packages and 7,000 liters of water have been distributed in affected areas to date.

The free federal highway is now open to light vehicles, with heavy vehicles like trailers not being permitted due to ongoing road rehabilitation.

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and the National Water Commission (Conagua) are working to restore electricity and water services in the affected neighborhoods.

Telcel also reported that half of the communication base has been repaired.

Also read: Increased Workers’ Access to Healthcare in Mexico.

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