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Military Engineers remove landslide debris in the municipality of Ginebra

April 12, 2018

Military Engineers remove landslide debris in the municipality of Ginebra The Multimission Heroes work to enable the road and regain mobility in the section that connects Ginebra with several villages.
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The Multimission Heroes work to enable the road and regain mobility in the section that connects Ginebra with several villages.
As part of the commitment of the National Army to the communities, the Engineers Battalion No. 3 - Coronel Agustn Codazzi, belonging to the Third Division, is supporting the debris removal works done over twelve kilometer that collapsed, affecting the mobility on the road from the municipality of Ginebra to the villages of El Jardn, Betania, Refaderos, Juntas, Cominal, El Silencio, Las Hermosas, La Cecilia, Portugal La Victoria, Campo Alegre, La Cascada, Canaima, Patio Bonito, La Selva, Flautas and Galarza. Over 2000 inhabitants of this sector were held incommunicado after the landslide.

An excavator, two double dump trucks and a lowboy were allocated by the Third Brigade and the Engineers Command to support the tasks, which are also advanced by the Municipality of Ginebra with the aim of reopening the different sections affected by the landslide.

In the same way, it was possible to enable the road from Veredas el Jardn to Galarza, which was completely blocked on Tuesday morning. So far, military machinery has been used to remove about 1000 cubic meters of land.

The machines are still present in the area, while the troops of the National continue to guard the place to ensure the safety and tranquility of travelers and businesspeople that use this road corridor on a daily basis.

Currently, machinery and skilled soldiers of the Codazzi Battalion of the National Army provide services and logistic support in different works of regional importance, such as the improvement of urban and rural roads, aqueducts, sports centers among others, which have helped to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the departments of Valle del Cauca and Cauca.